Minneapolis RiverCurrent – November 12, 2014

***Events and Activities*****

Only a Dim Image Dessert Theatre presents:

The Philadelphia Story

November 13 – 22

Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South

Only A Dim Image Dessert Theatre continues its second season with a revival of the classic romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story. Directed and produced by Calyssa Hall, this witty and elegant show will be performing November 13 — 22. Tickets will be available for $23 for adults, $18 for students or groups of 15 or more, and includes a specially created dessert! Tracy Lord, the beautiful, haughty socialite, and former wife of Dexter Haven, is on the brink of re-marrying. When Dexter and a handsome tabloid reporter enter the scene, combined with a bit too much champagne, Tracy suddenly finds her cold, unforgiving exterior crumbling beneath the words and wits of the three men after her confused heart. The classic Phillip Barry play was the basis for the 1940 American romantic comedy film of the same name and made a star of Katharine Hepburn. For more information and tickets:http://southerntheater.org/home/2014-performances/the-philadelphia-story/.

Pop-Up Reception: Poetry and Painting

Friday, November 14, 4 – 6 pm

Gallery One Eleven, 800 Washington Avenue North, Suite 111

Julie Landis, Poetry-in-Residence, is showing her poetry with paintings by Ron Ridgeway. The Art Leadership Program is introducing collaborative work by poets, writers and artists – with an open invitation for you to be considered for participation in a Gallery One TractorWorks poetry and painting exhibit in April 2015.

Minneapolis 2014 Craft’za

Saturday, November 15, 10 am – 4 pm

Grain Belt Bottling House Atrium, 79 13th Avenue NE

Craft’za is a one-day art market for handmade goods. It’s a spin-off from the popular St. Paul Craftstravaganza, an annual event which will be celebrating its 10th year in 2015. This year’s Craft’za is being held for second time at the Grain Belt Atrium, which is a heated and fully indoor space in NE Minneapolis. In addition to the art and workshops inside, food trucks will be parked outside during the event. Admission is free, and plenty of free public parking is located nearby. The Craft’za is hosted by Scuttlebug, LLC. For more information:http://www.craftstravaganza.com/mpls/2014/.

NE Holiday Boutique Crawl

Saturday, November 15, 10 am – 6 pm

Residents and guests to NE, kick-start your holiday season in the Northeast Minneapolis Riverfront District with a holiday boutique crawl. Visit participating boutiques for a chance to win a $250 gift card to a Northeast business of your choice. Visit all of them for the best chance of winning. Shoppers this year can enjoy the following: Parc Boutique will be offering a 20% in-store discount along with some snacks and refreshments, and Primrose Park will be offering a 20% in-store discount along with complimentary make-up touch-ups (courtesy of War Paint International), SBG Designs Trunk Show and Glam Doll Donuts & Bellini’s in the morning; wine and sweet treats in the afternoon! For more information, including a list of the participating stores: http://www.northeastminneapolis.com/holiday/.

Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music

501 Second Street South

For more information about events (including student performances) and classes: http://www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.

The Bakken Trio – Movement(s)uite

Sunday, November 16, 4 pm

The Bakken Trio invites you to take a leap with them this season as they dare to meet John Adams’ challenge to commission dance for his electrified string quartet John’s Book of Alleged Dances. To fulfill his dream and to launch the project, they welcome the collaboration of Carl Flink and his Black Label Movement, a company which defies traditional parameters of dance to express the human condition using the full gamut of movement in time. For more information and tickets: http://www.bakkentrio.org/.

Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, 612-215-2520http://www.mnbookarts.org.

Hours: Monday 10 am — 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am — 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am — 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm

Class details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available at above web site. You may also register by calling 612-215-2520. Note: This is only a sampling of classes, focusing on those that are less expensive and that don’t require experience.

Annual Book Arts Festival and Holiday Sale

Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 5 pm

The Shop at MCBA and throughout Open Book

2014 marks the thirteenth big year of this exciting annual event, offering the most unique holiday shopping in town! This year MCBA is broadening the event to include artists working in other media. This year’s theme, Love Local, celebrates the rich craft traditions of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The festival and sale also is expanding to the second floor of Open Book to allow organizers to engage even more artists to bring you even more great goods. The Book Arts Festival at MCBA celebrates the art of the book in Minnesota and beyond; each year organizers feature dozens of local and regional artists displaying and selling handmade books, journals, paper, prints and gifts. Browse hundreds of unique items and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — heck, even pick up a little something for yourself. You’ve been good. The festivities also include free hands-on art-making activities for all ages, wintry refreshments and more. The Festival is always free and open to the public! For more information: http://www.mnbookarts.org/bookartsfest/.

Family Class: Marbled Paper, Holiday Ornaments and Gift Tags

Saturday, November 29, 10:30 am — 1:30 pm

Learn the ancient art of Turkish Ebru marbling to embellish paper with beautiful designs and colorful patterns. Create multiple sheets, and then make a set of gift tags and star-shaped holiday ornaments. For families with children Grade 1 and up. Adult/child pair: $40 ($36 members) + $10 supply fee. Additional participant (adult or child): $20 ($18 members) + $5 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=275.

Family Class: Printed Holiday Note Cards

Saturday, November 29, 12:30 – 4 pm

Jump into the holiday spirit by making your own cards. Each adult/child pair will learn to use the platen and Vandercook presses while creating note cards with a festive image and letterpress greeting. Students will design their own holiday images and choose text from a variety of messages. Each pair will print 40 cards, and envelopes will be provided. A perennial favorite! (If this section sells out, a second section may be added on December 13.) For families with children Grade 1 and up. Adult/child pair: $50 ($45 members) + $10 supply fee. Additional participant (adult or child): $25 ($22.50 members) + $5 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=276.

Upcoming Regis Center for Art Activities

Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, 405 21st Avenue South

Voice to Vision Screening

Wednesday, November 25, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm


The World premiere of Voice to Vision 5: Caught Between a Crocodile and a Tiger, Cambodia 1974 -1979documents Bunkhean and Bounna Chhun’s experience through the process of making art.

Turkey Day 5K Walk/Run

Thursday, November 27, 8 am (Kids Carnival 7 – 10 am)

Begins and ends at Target Center, but includes West River Parkway and Second Street

Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day Run Minneapolis! Since 1989, the Turkey Day Run has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for a morning of fun. Plus, while you’re out celebrating fun and fitness on this tremendous Turkey Day, you and your little ones can enjoy a morning filled with a variety of activities. Come early or stay late to experience some of the following: coffee, cider and hot cocoa; a kid’s carnival; turkey bowling; a free photo booth presented by REI and an REI sweepstakes. New in 2014 — The Largest Colony Contest! While registering for the race, be sure to write the “family name” you’ll be affiliated with to participate in the contest. The family with the most registrants will win a $50 gift card to Cowboy Jacks. To help accommodate all of the runners, organizers also have added wave start times this year based on pace. For more information and to register: http://www.turkeyday-5k.com/page/show/370479-minneapolis.

Depot Rink

Opening the season on Friday, November 28

The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South

It’s fun, it’s romantic, and it’s warm in the winter. Named one of the top ten best places in the United States to ice skate by the USA Today and MSNBC, The Depot Rink is a historic downtown Minneapolis train shed that now houses a modern-day, indoor rink with floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcasing views of the downtown city skyline. Take a moment out of your busy winter schedule for the perfect place for birthday parties, family outings and reunions, school field trips, holiday parties, romantic dates, team building and employee appreciation parties. The rink offers public skating or private rink rental, a full catering menu and group party packages. For information about skating and rental rates and rink hours, visit http://www.thedepotminneapolis.com/icerink or call 612-339-2253.

Mustache Party

Friday, November 28, 7 pm on

Keegan’s Irish Pub, 16 University Avenue NE

Keegan’s will once again offer a free drink to anyone with a mustache, plus $5 Guinness all night.

Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)

North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court

For 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: http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org.

Peregrine Falcons

Saturday, November 29, 10 – 11:30 am

Discover the fastest animal on earth: the peregrine falcon. Learn their history, population decline and recovery. Discuss federal laws protecting all native birds in North America. Cost is $5, and reservations are required; reference activity number #416917-05. This program is for ages 16+.

Free Family Fun Day: Dream Catchers

Sunday, November 30, 1 – 3 pm, ongoing

Drop in anytime! Explore a different topic each week through hands-on activities that everyone can enjoy at their own pace. This program is free and open to all ages.

*****Input, Participation and Stewardship Opportunities*****

Mississippi East Bank Trail Public Hearing

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 pm

MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road North, Board Room

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will hold a public hearing to gather input in preparation for concept approval. For information: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1505.

*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****

Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul

St. Anthony Main Theatres, 115 Main Street SE

In addition to first-run movies, the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul exhibits the best of classic and contemporary cinema from around the world, including several topical festivals. To see what’s on the schedule, visit: http://www.mspfilmsociety.org.

Live Music and Movies at Crooked Pint Ale House

Crooked Pint Ale House, 501 Washington Avenue South

Crooked Pint Ale House is a nouveau urban pub with a local neighborhood feel that offers movies and live music. Live music every weekend features local, regional, and national performers and a range of music styles. Visithttp://www.crookedpint.com/music-film-and-events for schedule information. For more information:http://www.crookedpint.com or 612-877-6900.

Mill City Museum

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am — 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon — 5 pm

704 South Second Street

Built within the limestone ruins of the Washburn A Mill – the National Historic Landmark that was once the centerpiece of the world’s flour milling industry – the museum tells the story of a mighty river, a young city and how the production of flour fueled the growth of Minnesota. The museum’s 12,000 square foot exhibit space is packed with fun and intrigue for visitors of all ages. Follow your nose 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 and runs throughout each day. The newly restored West Engine House features Kevin Kling’s take on Minneapolis history in the movie “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat” and shows every half hour. Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students with ID, $6 youth ages 6 – 17, free for children under 5 and MHS members. Call 612-341-7555 or visit http://www.millcitymuseum.org for more information.

Music at Aster Café

125 Main Street SE

The Aster Café now has live music on many evenings (and weekend brunches) to complement its food and beverage offerings. For more information and a schedule: http://aster-cafe.com/ .

Guthrie Theater Backstage Tours

Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South

This 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 the Guthrie takes its plays from script to stage, including the many intriguing steps in between. On the tour, visit the Guthrie’s various production departments, including the shops where costumes, sets and props are expertly crafted by talented artisans. The cost is $12 per person; $7 for subscribers, students or seniors. To book a tour, call the Guthrie Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online at http://www.guthrietheater.org.  http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/calendar. Additional tours may be scheduled for groups of 20 or more based on availability. Groups may call the group sales office at 612-225-6240 for information and scheduling options. Advance reservations are required for groups of 20 or more.

*****Informational Resources*****

Telling River Stories Web Site

The “Telling River Stories” Web site can be found at http://www.riverstories.umn.edu. Telling River Stories is a collaborative project that populates the urban Mississippi River corridor with stories of how the city and the river have been jointly developed. The site highlights stories about the people and places that make up today’s urban river landscape. In addition to the Web site, future programs and on-site installations will be part of the overall project. The Telling River Stories program is part of the River Life: Mississippi and U project, a partnership of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Institute for Advanced Study, Water Resource Center, College of Design and Urban Studies Program. The River Life project connects University research, teaching and civic engagement programs with off-campus partners who are working to reinvigorate the urban Mississippi River. In the coming weeks, project team members will be adding materials to the site’s coverage of “river stories” in the Twin Cities, St. Louis and New Orleans. Check back often to view the progress.

River Talk

River Talk is a thoughtful, informed blog about issues that affect the Mississippi River that is provided by Patrick Nunnally of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment RiverLife program. To check it out:http://www.riverlife.umn.edu/rivertalk/.

Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District Calendar

The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District web site has a calendar feature that has lots of great info. To check it out, visit: http://www.minneapolisdid.com/page/show/391008-events.

*****Informational Updates*****

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area

The Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) website (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/rules/mrcca/index.html) has been updated with a summary of comments DNR received on the working draft rules. During the informal comment period that began last June, the DNR received about 560 comments from local governments, residents and businesses, and a variety of agencies and organizations. The DNR is now in the process of analyzing the issues raised and is preparing final revisions to the draft rules before moving into the formal rule adoption phase. The MRCCA Project Team expects to start the final phase in early 2015 with a Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules with a Public Hearing.

*****Riverfront News Articles*****

Upper Harbor Terminal Redevelopment




Mississippi East Bank Trails


Northeast Riverfront Purchase


Chrome Store in North Loop



Latitude 45 Apartments


Haus Salon in North Loop


Arab Film Festival (note: this has already occurred)


ReScape Awards


Federal Office Building at 100


Water Works Park


Riverfront Park Land Acquisition


Riverfront Plant Cenveo Closing


Spoon and Stable


City of Minneapolis News: Snow Emergency information coming to household mailboxes

Minneapolis residents should watch their mail over the next several days for information that could help them avoid tickets and tows when snow season arrives. The City of Minneapolis is sending out about 176,000 Snow Emergency brochures, one to each household in the city. The brochure has graphics and text showing where to park during the three phases of a Snow Emergency.

Folks should hold on to the brochures throughout the winter and have them handy whenever a Snow Emergency is declared. The brochure contains the Snow Emergency parking rules and lists ways people can find out when the City of Minneapolis declares a Snow Emergency. The more people follow the Snow Emergency parking rules and help their neighbors do the same, the easier snow season is on everyone. A printable version of the brochure is available at www.minneapolismn.gov/snow.

Snow Emergencies are declared whenever there’s enough snowfall to warrant a complete plowing of our streets. To get that done, people need to follow the parking rules and move their vehicles so crews can plow the full width of the street. When the snow flies, City Public Works crews have enormous jobs to do, with more than 1,500 miles of streets, parkways and alleys that need to be cleared. It’s important for drivers to follow the Snow Emergency parking rules so plows can do the best job possible clearing snow. Vehicles parked on the street in violation of Snow Emergency rules can be ticketed or towed.

By reaching out to educate people about Snow Emergency parking rules, the City hopes that more drivers will avoid tickets and tows. Minneapolis spreads the word about Snow Emergencies by direct mail, emails, text messages, automated phone calls, social networks, the Internet and by working with the news media.

Getting drivers to follow Snow Emergency parking rules helps the City, too. Towing and impounding vehicles is expensive and makes plowing inefficient, so it’s in everyone’s interest to help drivers follow the parking rules and avoid a ticket and tow.

Stay informed

Residents, workers and visitors have a number of ways to learn when Snow Emergencies are declared and what to do when they are. We’re advising drivers to put many of these tools to use, not just one or two. The more ways people use to learn about a Snow Emergency, the more prepared they will be to do their part, and the less likely they will be to be towed because they didn’t know one was declared.

  • Hotline - By calling the automated 612-348-SNOW hotline, folks can find out if a Snow Emergency has been declared. If a Snow Emergency is in effect, the hotline will have information on that day’s parking restrictions that drivers need to follow to avoid tickets and tows. The hotline includes information in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong.
  • The City’s website - Go to www.minneapolismn.gov/snow to find out whether a Snow Emergency has been declared and for a wealth of information on Snow Emergencies in many languages. Also, check out the street lookup, which lets you put in an address or a neighborhood to see where you can park during a Snow Emergency.
  • Phone alerts - Minneapolis uses a phone alert system to notify residents when Snow Emergencies are declared. It is an automated notification system that can place thousands of calls per hour. You can add your cellphone or unlisted landline number to the alert system by signing up at www.minneapolismn.gov/snow.
  • Email alerts - You can sign up to get Snow Emergency alerts automatically emailed to you. Go to www.minneapolismn.gov/snow/snow_esubscribe for more details.

App for Android devices and iPhones – Drivers who have Android devices or iPhones can download the Snow Emergency app. During a Snow Emergency, the app will tell them the parking rules for that day. It also has a street lookup, which lets them see where they can park on that day by street address or by having the device’s GPS pinpoint their location.

  • The media - News releases are sent to the media so TV, radio stations and other news outlets can inform their viewers and listeners that a Snow Emergency is in effect.
  • Cable TV - Tune in to cable channels 14 and 79. These channels will have information in several languages when a Snow Emergency is declared.
  • Facebook – Like Minneapolis Snow Emergency on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com/MinneapolisSnowEmergency.
  • Twitter - twitter.com/minneapolissnow. If you have a Twitter account, just follow us. Both the Twitter and Facebook pages will tell fans and followers when a Snow Emergency is declared.
  • Videos - Informative videos in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong are available online to help explain where you can park when a Snow Emergency is declared:
  • Minneapolis Snow Emergency Parking Rules (English)
    Find out where to park your car when a Snow Emergency is declared to avoid a ticket and a tow. Learn more in this edition of the Minneapolis “Did you know…” series.
  • Reglas de Estacionamiento de las Emergencias por Nevada  (Spanish)
    Averigüe dónde estacionar su carro cuando se ha declarado una Emergencia por Nevada para evitar una multa y remolque. Más información en esta edición de las series de Minneapolis Sabía usted.
  • Xanibaada Goobaha Baabuurta La Dhigto Xilliga Gurmadka Barafka (Somali)
    Hel meel aad baabuurka dhigato marka lagu dhawaaqo gurmad barafka looga xaaqayo wadooyinka si aan gaariga lagaaga jiidin laguuna ganaaxin. Faahfaahin dheeraad ah waxaad ka heli kartaa nuqulkaan magaalada Minneapolis ee taxanaha “Ma ogtahay….”
  • Kev Cai Li Choj Txog Kev Kub Ceev thaum Daus Tau Lo  (Hmong)
    Thaum muaj daus tau lo, lub nroog yuav tsum tau kaus kev. Pej xeem yuav tsum tau tshem lawv lub tsheb, lub nroog thiaj li kaus tau kev du lug. Yog xav paub ntxiv, sais nroog Minneapolis cov tshooj xov xwm hu, “Koj pos paub”.


4th Precinct Court Watch

You are invited to attend Court Watch in

the upcoming months

All the sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North

Next meeting: Tuesday, December 9

Beginning in January, there will be a three session series titled

“Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System”

What is Court Watch?

Court Watch is a collaborative, community-based approach to criminal justice. Concerned citizens partner with police, prosecutors, probation officers, and other resources to promote sentencing accountability with the court system. Community participation makes Court Watch successful. At Court Watch meetings, Minneapolis City Attorneys, Hennepin County Attorneys, Neighborhood Probation, Minneapolis Police and social service agencies respond to questions and provide regular updates about offenders, arrests, court dates and outcomes. The community leads and drives a Court Watch by

* Sharing valuable information about offenders and crimes * Having input in the criminal justice process, which increases accountability

* Educating judges about the personal impacts of being a victim of a neighborhood crime, including drug sales, weapons offenses, property crimes and prostitution

* Making communities safer

  4th Precinct Court Watch The Fourth Precinct Court Watch focuses on chronic offenders, habitual burglars and felons in possession of firearms. This collaborative meets monthly to address public safety needs and write impact statements. Meeting Time and Location Second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 North Regional Library 1315 Lowry Avenue North Contact: 4thPrecinctCourt Watch@minneapolismn.gov

Clothing Closet

Clothing Closet: Most needed now and always: kids’ clothes!  Where is it located and when is it open?  North United Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont Avenue North, on the first, second, third Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. to noon and the first Monday of each month-6:00 – 8:00pm also Mobile Loaves and Fishes Free Meal – 6:30 p.m. Information: 612-522-4497. No charge – donations accepted.

Hennepin County: Save the date! November 12, Community Open House

Save the date: Community open house for Bottineau LRT

Help plan station areas for Bottineau LRT in North Minneapolis and Golden Valley

  • Get information on station areas along the proposed METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT) at Van White Blvd. – Penn Ave. – Plymouth Ave. – Golden Valley Road.
  • Share ideas for bike, pedestrian and transit connections and development that will help neighborhoods near the stations thrive.
  • Learn about related Penn Avenue improvements, including bus rapid transit connections.


Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Welcome/presentation at 6 p.m.


University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Information/RSVP: bottineau@hennepin.us or 612-348-4454
Hosted by Hennepin County, City of Minneapolis and City of Golden Valley
Learn more at www.hennepin.us/bottineau


Update to Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) website

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources header

Hello – This is to inform you that the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) website has been updated with a  summary of comments we received on the working draft rules.  During the informal comment period that began last June, the DNR received about 560 comments from local governments, residents and businesses, and a variety of agencies and organizations.   The DNR is now in the process of analyzing the issues raised and is preparing final revisions to the draft rules before moving into the formal rule adoption phase. We expect to start the final phase in early 2015 with a Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules with a Public Hearing.


The MRCCA Project Team


Workhouse Theatre Company Updates – November

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2008 recipient of the IVEY award
for Overall Excellence in Theater
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November 2014 Updates 
Greenhouse Project – Reading this Monday, October 6th


Join us for our Public Readings Series which occurs on the second Monday of each month through June 2015 at The Warren Artist Habitat, located at 4400 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN  55412, at 7 pm.

September’s reading of Conlan Carter’s The Fractal Pattern - Pictured: Matthew A. Everett, Steven Lewer, Briana Patnode, Michael Renner, Bethany Simmons, Kristina Rodby, Bethany Hummel

What:  Reading of Deborah Yarchun’s  Portmanteaux, with moderated discussion by our playwright-in-residence, Matthew A. Everett.

WhenMonday, November 10th at 7 PM

WhereThe Warren Artist Habitat – 4400 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN  55412

Synopsis: Liza, a recent college graduate and composer, works a manic number of odd jobs.  When she’s not Duck Tour guiding, selling ads for a magazine about creepy places in Pennsylvania, catering, or tutoring, she creates soundscapes of her isolated existence in her now roommate-devoid, shelled out apartment.  Her life-agenda is thrown into disarray when she collides with Dale, a young anarchist with a diametrically opposed concept of life.  Through a series of misadventures ranging from an ill-fated attempt to fly a kite, urban spelunking, and an epic rideshare journey, Dale and Liza alter each other’s worlds.  An exploration of life-altering intersections, virtual proximity, and that oh-so fine line between independence and isolation.

The Playwright: Deborah Yarchun is a 2014-2015 Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center.  Her plays have been produced and developed at universities and theaters across the United States and in Canada and include: THE ALEPH COMPLEX (New Harmony Project, 2013; University of Iowa’s New Play Festival), THE MAN IN THE SUKKAH (Jewish Plays Project’s OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theater; University of Iowa’s 2013 New Play Festival), FREEZEFRAME (The Young Playwrights Festival by Young Playwrights Inc at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater in Playwrights’ Horizons), PAINTED DESERT (Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival at the Beckett Theater; Theater Masters at The Wild Project), SPINAL ALIGNMENT (EstroGenius Festival at Manhattan Theater Source, published in “The Book of EstroGenius 2011”), THE STARFIRE DANCE (Fusion Theatre at The Cell Theatre, Albuquerque), and PERCEPTION PLAY (FlushInk Production’s Festival of Disturbing Theater, Ontario).  Deborah’s honors include a 2013-2014 Jerome Fellowship, an EST/Sloan Commission, The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, University of Iowa’s Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and the Iowa Arts Fellowship.  Her play POST is a finalist for the 2014 Heideman Award. MFA, University of Iowa, 2013.
The reading will be directed by Sarah Nargang, and the cast includes McKenna Kelly-Eiding and Aaron Koningsmark.

December’s reading will be Deborah Yarchun’s script, Great White


The Greenhouse Project


Play selections for our readings are culled from submissions to our new play development program: the Greenhouse Project.  The Greenhouse Project provides an opportunity for playwrights with ties to Minnesota to have their scripts evaluated for possible inclusion in our Public Reading Series.  Scripts with particular promise might be chosen for a Development Workshop and potentially a full scale production by WTC.  For more information regarding eligibility and submission guidelines, and to submit the first 25 pages of your script, visit our website at http://www.workhousetheatre.org/gp.htm  We are accepting submissions now through December 15th.


Support Workhouse Theatre Company


Workhouse Theatre Company is a Non Profit 501(c)3 corporation.  Donations are greatly appreciated to help offset the costs of everything we do, from workshops and readings to our award winning productions!  For more information on how to donate to WTC, check out our donation page at http://workhousetheatre.org/donate.htm

You are cordially invited to come play with us!

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Hennepin County News: Reminder: November 12 open house for north Minneapolis and Golden Valley station areas


Community open house
North Minneapolis and Golden Valley station areas for Bottineau LRT

Wednesday, November 12

5:30 to 8 pm with welcome/presentation at 6 pm
University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis

  • Get information on four station areas along the proposed METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT)
  • Share ideas for bike, pedestrian and transit connections and development that will help neighborhoods near the stations thrive
  • Learn about a related planning initiative for bus rapid transit on Penn Avenue connecting to the Blue Line Extension’s Penn Avenue station

Information/RSVP: 612-348-4454 – bottineau@hennepin.us – hennepin.us/bottineau

Hosted by Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, and the City of Golden Valley

Minneapolis RiverCurrent – November 5, 2014

*****Events and Activities*****

Mizna Twin Cities Arab Film Fest

November 6 – 9

St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street SE

The ninth edition of the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival will take place November 6 — 9. For the first time, the festival is partnering with The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and will hold all screenings at St. Anthony Main Theatre. The program includes Minnesota premieres and award-winning productions from Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and more. For more information and tickets: http://mspfilm.org/films-and-events/mizna-twin-cities-arab-film-festival/.

Mpls Photo Center

Mpls Photo Center, 2400 North Second Street

For information on classes and other events: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/

2014 FStop and Photo Union Group Exhibit

Opening reception: Friday, November 7, 6:30 – 9 pm

Come see the art, stay for Mpls Photo Center’s award winning food, music and conversation. The reception is free and open to all.

American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924

On exhibit: November 7 – 26

Opening talk: Friday, November 7, 7 pm

Alliance Française Grande Salle, 113 N First Street

Alliance Française will host an exhibition of photographs and silent films from the Franco-American Museum in Picardy, France. The exhibit consists of reproductions of WWI-era photographs and rare silent film footage that bring to life the extraordinary work undertaken between 1917 and 1924 by 350 American women, all volunteers, who left comfortable lives in the United States to help the war-ravaged civilian population in Picardy, in northeastern France. The opening talk will feature Elaine Uzan Leary, Executive Director of the American Friends of Blérancourt, and Miles Morgan, great nephew of Anne Morgan and great-grandson of JP Morgan. $10 AF members; $15 general public. This event was made possible with the support from the Federation of Alliance Française USA, the Délégation générale de l’Alliance Française aux E-U, the American Friends of Blerancourt, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and RMN l’agence photographique.

Mill City Farmers Market Indoor Market

Saturday, November 8, 10 am – 1 pm

Mill City Museum, 704 Second Street South

Starting Saturday, November 8, the Mill City Farmers Market moves indoors with over 40 of its fabulous vendors in a vibrant marketplace full of quality, locally produced, homegrown products. Visitors can choose from an abundance of fresh produce, locally milled grains and flours, preserves, artisan cheeses, pastured meats, beautifully crafted ceramics, kitchen utensils, jewelry and much more. Continue to eat local foods this winter while supporting Healthy Foods, Local Farmers. Stock up on storage crops like pumpkins, squash, potatoes, garlic, onions, apples and more so you can continue to eat locally all winter long. Meat and cheese Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares are available from Braucher’s Sunshine Harvest Farm (http://www.sunshineharvestfarm.com) and Shepherd’s Way (http://www.shepherdswayfarms.com/). Winter produce CSA shares are available at Prairie Hollow Farms (http://www.prairiehollow.com/). For more information: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.

Marine Corps and Veteran’s Day

Monday, November 10, and Tuesday, November 11

Keegan’s Irish Pub, 16 University Avenue NE

Help Keegan’s celebrate the Maine Corps’ Birthday and Veteran’s Day, with S.O.S. available for $5.95 and a glass of Founding Fathers for $3.

November Sip of Science: Drying Out: The Future of Water in the West

Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 pm

Aster Café, 125 Main Street SE, River Room

The noted sage Yogi Berra once said: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Despite this warning, it is clear that the availability and distribution of water will look very different in 50 years than it does today. While this is likely to be particularly true for regions where water is already scarce, such as the dry American Southwest, it’s also true for regions where water is currently abundant – such as Minnesota and the Pacific Northwest. This talk by Gordon Grant of the USDA Forest Service will focus on what we’ve learned over the past 15 years about where water is likely to be in the western U.S., what factors control its availability and likely changes in the future, and what we can do about it. Drawing on recent studies in hydrology and geology as well as large integrated assessments of river basins in the Pacific Northwest, this talk will explore the uncertain and at times paradoxical future of water in the West. Mr. Grant is a Research Hydrologist with the USDA Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon, and also Courtesy Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. A SIP OF SCIENCE bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gap between brain and belly.  Food, beer, and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum that puts science in context through storytelling. To RSVP:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-sip-of-science-drying-out-the-future-of-water-in-the-west-tickets-14144168589?aff=affiliate1.

Our Lady of Lourdes Steeple Lighting Event

Sunday, November 16, 5:30 pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, One Lourdes Place

The historic Our Lady of Lourdes Church invites you to an event to celebrate the lighting of the church’s steeple. From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, there will be a reception in the Great Hall with a string quartet, wine and cheese. The steeple lighting ceremony will be at 6:45 pm, followed by a mass at 7 pm. A parishioner generously donated money to design and build a new lighting plan so that the church community can prominently display the oldest running church’s steeple for all of Minneapolis to see!

Upcoming Regis Center for Art Activities

Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, 405 21st Avenue South

Interruptions: Posters from the Community Arts Project Archive

November 18 — December 11

Quarter Gallery

An exhibition of handmade posters from the 1980s and 1990s that helped promote the anti-apartheid revolution in South Africa. Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change at the University of Minnesota.

J. Morgan Puett

Wednesday, November 19, 6 – 7:30 pm

Join interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer J. Morgan Puett for a lecture on Mildred’s Lane – a 94-acre, wildish site deep in the woods of rural northeastern Pennsylvania on the border of New York that functions as a working-living-researching experiment centered on domesticity. Hear Puett discuss her role as the “Ambassador of Entanglement” in this ongoing collaboration with fellow artist and friend, Mark Dion, their son Grey Rabbit Puett, and a plethora of socially engaged friends and colleagues from around the world who work to co-evolve new pedagogical strategies by practicing a generous and rigorous engagement with every aspect of life.

J. Morgan Puett in Conversation

Thursday, November 20, 12 noon – 1 pm

Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Join us the following day for J. Morgan Puett in conversation with Laura Joseph.

Sample of Activities and Classes at The Loft

1011 Washington Avenue South

For information about The Loft’s wide variety of classes and other activities: http://www.loft.org.

Sounds of the Studios

Wednesday, November 19, 7 pm

You’re invited to a special evening of readings by the Loft Writers Studios’ habitués.

As Curated by: Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

Thursday, November 20, 7 pm

Poet, critic, and essayist Jennifer Kwon Dobbs spotlights the narratives and work of adult adoptees. The evening will include student readings and guest appearances.

The Story of a Book: Mary Gardner

Friday, November 21, 7 pm

Novelist and Loft teaching artist Mary Gardner reads from her e-book A Very Little Cancer.

Nikky Finney: McKnight Reading

Saturday, November 22, 7 pm

Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff’s Amistad murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze(1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997) edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)

North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court

For 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: http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org.

My Preschooler and Me: Puppet Escapades – Turkeys

Thursday, November 20, 10 – 11 am

Watch the animal puppets put on a show! After, enjoy a short hike, craft or other themed activity. Both adult and child pay. Cost is $4, and reservations are required; reference activity #416903-06. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 2-6 and both adult and child pay.

Natural Ornaments and Gifts

Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 12 noon

Make natural decorations and gifts. Create three projects, collect natural materials on a small hike, and learn how to have a “greener” holiday season. Cost is $5, and reservations are required; reference activity #416901-06. This program is for ages 8+.

Free Family Fun Day: River of Thanks

Sunday, November 23, 1 – 3 pm, ongoing

Drop in anytime! Explore a different topic each week through hands-on activities that everyone can enjoy at their own pace. This program is free and open to all ages.

Mill City Museum Programs and Events

704 Second Street South

For more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visit http://www.millcitymuseum.org.

Baking Memories: Tunnel of Fudge Cake, the Bake-Off and the Bundt Pan

Sunday, November 23, 2 pm

See how history is revealed in food as Mill City Museum staff lead a demonstration in the Baking Lab. Explore the history of the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off Second-place winning recipe, The Tunnel of Fudge Cake, its connection to local company Nordic Ware, makers of the Bundt Pan, and the fascination bakers today hold for replicating the recipe. Visitors can learn about baking history, sample the cake, get baking tips and take home a copy of the recipe. Program is included with museum admission of $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for MNHS members.Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music

501 Second Street South

For more information about events (including student performances) and classes: http://www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.

Michael Brindisi Voice Master Class

Sunday, November 23, 3 pm

Room 124

$5 general admissions; free for MacPhail students.

Karl Wiederwohl Low Brass Workshop

Sunday, November 23, 3 pm

Room 607

$5 general admissions; free for MacPhail students.

*****Input, Participation and Stewardship Opportunities*****

Ecological System Community Advisory Committee

Thursday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Park Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road North

The third meeting of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Ecological System Plan will be held Thursday, December 4. The public is welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to comment. The purpose of this meeting will be to review initial models for improving environmental performance of parks and to review city- and watershed-wide maps of parks’ ability to help solve regional environmental concerns. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) are preparing the first-ever Ecological System Plan. The Ecological System Plan will seek to first understand the ecology of the city and watershed, then plan for parks and public lands management and improvements that benefit both humans and nature. It will address specific threats such as climate change, decreasing water quality, explosion of invasive species, increasing runoff, and fragmentation of habitat. It will envision a more environmentally sound way of managing the impacts of the city, so that the city can be cleaner, greener, cooler and more efficient. In addition to attending this and other upcoming CAC meetings, the public may provide input and stay informed about the project in the following ways:

  • Visit the project website to stay up to date on the project and see some of the amazing maps and drawings we plan to create. Go to www.minneapolisparks.org/currentprojects and select “Ecological System Plan.”
  • Attend any of the planned community events that will take place in the parks over the next year and a half. More details will be made available on the project website and by govdelivery as these events are scheduled and planned.

Sign up to receive e-mail updates by subscribing on the project website or at www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribeor, if you are already a subscriber, by adding “Ecological System Plan” to your subscription preferences.

*****Planning Ahead*****

The Guthrie Theater presents

a 7th House Theater production of

Jonah and the Whale: A New Musical

conceived by the Ensemble

with music and lyrics by David Darrow and Blake Thomas

directed by Tyler Michaels and Emily King

December 19 — 28

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Dowling Studio

7th House Theater will re-imagine one of the strangest and most familiar stories in the Old Testament. Set on the banks of the Mississippi River and featuring a bluegrass score, Jonah and the Whale is an unforgettable adventure of faith, chance and humor in the face of unbeatable odds. Known for creating stage productions with an emphasis on music and simple storytelling, 7th House Theater makes its Dowling Studio debut with this new production. For information: http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/jonah_and_whale_new_musical.

Sounds of Blackness: The Night Before Christmas — A Musical Fantasy

Monday, December 22, 7:30 pm

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust Stage

Minnesota’s three-time Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness returns with their 36th Anniversary performance. “The Night Before Christmas – A Musical Fantasy” is a contemporary adaptation of the beloved poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas.” This family-friendly musical production brings Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph the Rappin’ Reindeer to life in hilarious song and dance as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. The music ranges from R&B/Hip-Hop to Jazz, Blues and Gospel and features Sounds of Blackness singers and band in show-stopping, roof-raising songs and scenes. This is a must-see performance during the holiday season at the Guthrie Theater. For tickets: http://securesite.guthrietheater.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=18472.

*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****

Keegan’s Pub Entertainment

Keegan’s Irish Pub, 16 University Avenue NE

Keegan’s Pub offers a full schedule of live music, Irish lessons, pub quizzes and other activities each month. For more information and a full event calendar, visit http://www.keeganspub.com.

Nice Ride Minnesota Bike Rentals

Bikes are now available for rental at the various Nice Ride Minnesota kiosks (which includes numerous locations along the riverfront). It’s a great way to explore the River! For information: http://www.niceridemn.org.

Classes at Surdyk’s

Mondays and Tuesdays

Surdyk’s Liquor and Cheese Shop, 303 East Hennepin Avenue

Surdyk’s offers an extensive and fun choice of classes to help you learn about wine, beer and cheese (both in general and specific types). Check out their calendar at http://www.surdyks.com/events.aspx.

National Park Service “Ranger on Call” Virtual Tour of the Mississippi River

Visitors and residents of the Twin Cities can now have a national park experience 24 hours a day with Ranger on Call, a new virtual tour of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Ranger on Call is an audio guide to exploring some of the park’s most special places. The guide features a series of 20 stops designed to expand users’ knowledge of the Mississippi River and provoke exploration. Users can listen to stories from all along the 72-mile corridor of the national park, and download podcasts and maps online at http://www.rangeroncall.com. Or, for an all-encompassing park experience, users can visit the featured sites along the river in person and dial 1-877-727-1172 (toll free) for the cell phone tour. Ranger on Call features narration by Don Shelby, who brings to life the stories from diverse communities along the river. Tour stops feature the Minneapolis Riverfront, Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings. Ranger on Call was created by the National Park Service and the Mississippi River Fund. http://www.nps.gov/miss.

Horse and Carriage Tours

Enjoy a tour of the riverfront via a horse-drawn carriage ride. Regular tours are available from both the Nicollet Island Inn and VIC’s Restaurant on Main Street. For information: http://www.thehitchingcompany.com

Acme Comedy Club

Tuesdays through Thursday, 8 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and 10:30 pm

708 North First Street

Enjoy stand-up comedy at one of the top five comedy clubs in the country. For more information:http://www.acmecomedycompany.com.

Noir She Didn’t

Old Spaghetti Factory, 233 Park Avenue

Things aren’t looking good at Terry Bull’s Restaurant when a proposal gone right goes horribly wrong with a tragic demise! This speakeasy scene ain’t so easy now that the fuzz are on the prowl, and Mafia Don Terry Bull is fit to be tied while the detective tries to crack the case. Which one of these juice joint patrons is to blame? Bribe other guests for clues and gather information to solve the crime and get the good times rolling again. Don your pinstripe suits and get dolled up in your favorite 1930’s film noir evening gowns and cocktail dresses to make an entrance no one will forget. Snag your seat with The Murder Mystery Company by clicking or calling (888)643-2583 (CLUE) today. For information and tickets: http://www.grimprov.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner-Minnesota/.

Classes Available at the Lundstrum Center

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, 1617 North Second Street

Dream of performing on Broadway? Preparing for your college audition? Looking to get back into class? Let the Broadway veteran faculty at the Lundstrum Center help develop your gifts. Fall session registration is now open. Children and adults, all levels welcome. Programs include:

  • Children: After school programs; age 3 and up
  • Preteen/Young Adults: Broadway Musical Theatre — Serious training in dance, voice and theater
  • Adults: Ballet, tap, jazz, Pilates, voice
  • Special Needs Children: “Dance Mania”-ages 6 to 12

The center offers state of the art, spacious, sun lit studios, with free parking and #14 Metro Transit bus-accessible. Class cards available! For a class schedule please check out the center’s website http://www.lundstrumcenter.orgor call 612-521-2600 to be put on their mailing list.

*****Informational Resources*****

Minneapolis Historical Mobile Tour Smartphone App Now Available

The Minneapolis Historical Mobile Tour app is now available–for free!–for iPhones and Androids. There are two tours so far: The Old Highland tour (created in partnership with the Old Highland Neighborhood Association) and the Marcy-Holmes tour (created with the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association). The app offers users an on-the-go look into Minneapolis’s past, from the well-known headlines to the forgotten tales and people. Learn more and download it now at www.minneapolishistorical.org. The Marcy-Holmes tour tells stories of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood—what was once the town of Saint Anthony Falls—from 1849 through the early twentieth century, using images, text and recorded commentary from 27 neighbors and friends. Created using material drawn from Penny Petersen’s book, Hiding in Plain Sight: Minneapolis’ First Neighborhood, the tour focuses on 24 historical sights depicted in the bronze sculptures on the Sixth Avenue Stroll, an outdoor gallery created by artist Aldo Moroni in 2004 that extends from University Ave SE to Main Street. Each stop on the tour consists of a present day image of the site, the corresponding bronze sculpture, an historic image (when available), brief text and two audio recordings by an individual somehow related to the site.

Park Board Event Calendar

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)’s website features a multi-month event calendar. The current event calendar is now available at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/events.pdf and is a quick guide to MPRB-sponsored and co-sponsored events as well as outside organizers’ permitted events in the parks. Check it out, mark your calendars and enjoy the many events occurring in Minneapolis parks!

Mill City Times


This web site covers “life, work and play in the Historic Mill District” and offers videos of many important presentations and meetings related to riverfront topics. It also includes an event listing that is more expansive than the Mill District and that would be a useful resource for you in between issues of the RiverCurrent (or if, as sometimes happens, you accidentally deleted it).

Mississippi River Trail

The Mississippi River Trail follows the course of the mighty Mississippi from its headwaters to the Gulf. A new MRT resource website has been launched for the Minnesota segment of the trail http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/mrt.html complete with interactive Google Earth based maps, and a complete series of maps printable at 8 1/2” by 11.”


1 Mississippi Campaign


This site includes information on the entire Mississippi River and how you can help protect and enhance it.

*****Riverfront News Articles*****

JP Samuelson New Chef at Red Stag



Bohemian Flats History


Water Works Park



Betty Danger’s Country Club



Izzy’s Ice Cream


Riverfront Business Coloplast


EagleBolt Bar


Latitude 45 Apartments


Minneapolis Pubblic Schools: November 2014 Area A Family and Commmunity E News

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Office of Student, Family and Community Engagement  |  OSFCE Webpage

Student Based Allocation

MPS aims to create a budgeting process that is equitable, transparent and predictable, while also differentiating funding to schools based on specific student needs and aligning funding with strategic priorities.


Student-based allocations (also known as weighted student funding or per-pupil budgeting) is a way to efficiently, effectively and transparently distribute resources to schools. Student-based allocations are based on a per-pupil allocation where “the dollars follow the student.”


For more information about SBA & to review the SBA FAQ

November Area A Parent and Community Meeting 

November 12, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Jenny Lind Elementary
5025 Bryant Ave N, 55430

refreshments will be provided

childcare (3 years and up) | interpreters available

MPS Somali Parents & Community Members 
Listening Session 

Friday, November 7, 2014

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Whittier International Elementary School – 315 W 26th St., 55404


Listening Session:

* Welcome & Introduction

* Student-Based Allocation

* Acceleration 2020

* Somali Parent Advisory Council


Flyers: English | Somali


For more information, please contact

Ibrahim Hirsi – Cultural Relations Facilitator

Cell: 651-242-3866 or E-mail: Ibrahim.Hirsi@mpls.k12.mn.us

Congratulation to the North High Polar Football Team

On the road to State!!

On Friday, October 31, North won the Sectional Championship beating Lester Prairie 40-13. The win pushed their record to 11-0 and moved them to the State tournament. They play a quarterfinal game against undefeated Blooming Prairie scheduled for this Friday, November 7 at Richfield High School field, 7001 Harriet Avenue, Richfield, Minn., 55423. For more details, click here.

Parent Advocacy Workshop – November 15

Advocacy & Mobilization Skills
South High School – 3131 19th Ave S, 55404
**FREE Workshop
**Childcare and Lunch provided
Workshops are presented in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali

Registration: 9:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Topics Addressed:

  • How to Put Your Rights in Action
  • Mobilizing Around your Child’s Education
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Meet with a volunteer advocate to discuss your child’s
  • educational needs
Flyers & Registration: English | Spanish
PREP Save the Date Flyers: English |Spanish | Hmong | Somali

Native American Family Day – November 20

Native American Family Involvement Day (NAFID) is Thursday, November 20th 2014! Check with your school community to find out what activities are scheduled.
For more resources, please visitwww.indianed.mpls.k12.mn.us!

In This Issue

Quick Links

Area A Schools


Associate Superintendents

K-8 East

Steve Flisk
K-8 West

Ron Wagner


Magnet Schools

Lucilla Yira
Middle Schools

Jackie Hanson
High Priority Schools

Laura Cavendar
High Schools

Cecilia Saddler


Associate Superintendents Webpage

Upcoming Calendar Events
Area C Meeting – Nov 19
HPAC – Nov 19
OSFCE Area A | jocelyn.beard@mpls.k12.mn.us | http://www.osfce.mpls.k12.mn.us
1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411