City of Minneapolis News: City council approved new construction management standards that will help neighborhoods

The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges today approved new construction management standards for residential projects that will help reduce environmental and livability issues that neighbors face when nearby properties are under construction. Builders of one- and two-unit residential construction projects will now be asked to sign and follow a 25-point agreement to ensure that construction sites are well managed and that negative impacts on neighbors are reduced as much as possible. The conditions relate to things like hours of work, noise reduction, neighbor notification, dumpsters and street use, protecting adjoining properties, and a number of other things that will improve conditions for neighbors during projects.

The City Council’s approval of the new construction management process also ends the moratorium on demolitions of properties in five Southwest neighborhoods that was put in place in March. Since the moratorium went into effect, City officials, led by 13th Ward City Council Member Linea Palmisano, and staff have worked with residents, developers, and trade groups to develop the new Construction Management Agreement process. As these new conditions go into effect, the City’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department will continue work on a zoning study that will inform further development across the City, including the five neighborhoods of Southwest Minneapolis, which have seen a high rate of teardowns and construction projects.

 

The Construction Management Agreement, which builders are asked to sign off on prior to starting work, includes 25 conditions that builders agree to when wrecking, building new, or doing major remodeling of one- and two-unit dwellings. Some of the conditions are based on existing City ordinance, and others put new rules in place that contractors must agree to follow.

Some of those conditions include:

  • Hours of work and noise reduction: Operation of construction equipment is allowed only between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless an after-hours permit is obtained from the City. Contractors will also plan for and effectively implement reasonable measures to mitigate equipment noise that affects the neighborhood.
  • Dumpsters and street use: When possible, dumpsters will be located completely on the project site. If street use is required, permits will be issued in 30-day increments, up to a total of 120 days. Dumpsters must be covered during all non-work hours.
  • Protecting neighboring properties: Contractors must keep the construction site, streets, sidewalks, alleys, and adjacent properties clean, and must protect adjacent public and private property from damage during demolition and construction.
  • Environmental mitigation: Contractors will be required to use proper erosion and sediment control measures, as well as properly manage dirt and dust issues that might impact the public rights-of-way and neighboring properties.
  • Contact for neighbors: Before work is done at a site, the contractor will install a sign that includes phone numbers for the developer and contractor, so neighbors have a direct channel to reach out to builders if problems arise.

City of Minneapolis News: Free training for building managers to report energy use

Owners and managers of commercial buildings 50,000 square feet and larger are invited to free workshops April 24 and May 6. These workshops will include information about the new energy reporting ordinance, help with reporting energy use through Energy Star Portfolio Manager, and put building owners and managers in touch with resources to make improvements. While managers of buildings between 50,000 and 100,000 square feet are not required to report their buildings’ energy and water use until June 1, 2015, they can learn how to do the reporting now and get a head start on tracking.Measuring energy use helps building owners understand and compare their energy use while finding ways to save energy and money.

The free workshops are being offered by the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) through assistance from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Space is limited. Register now at http://buildingdisclosure-mpls.mncee.org.

Other resources

  • For buildings 50,000-100,000 square feet, a program of retired professionals can help managers gather and input data and walk through the sign-up process for Portfolio Manager. The Minnesota Retiree Environmental Technical Assistance Program also helps building owners and managers examine energy use and recommends energy efficiency improvements.
  • The City is also launching new Web resources and a help line.

The Commercial Building Rating and Disclosure ordinance is being phased in over three years. Starting this year, buildings 100,000 square feet and larger will annually report energy and water use data through Energy Star Portfolio Manager by June 1. Starting in 2015, buildings from 50,000 to 100,000 square feet will annually report energy and water use data.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings consume more than 70 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. Buildings can be made 30 percent to 50 percent more energy efficient, but many property owners and managers don’t know how well or poorly their buildings use energy or how their building’s energy performance compares to similar buildings. Also, consumers have no way to compare the energy performance of buildings they hope to buy or rent.

The City expects that benchmarking – along with numerous rebates and financial and technical assistance programs available to businesses – will spur retrofitting activity throughout Minneapolis. While building owners are under no obligation to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties, most owners who already benchmark their buildings voluntarily take advantage of their new knowledge to make improvements to reduce their energy costs.

Run Camden 5K – Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m.

Presented by Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization.

Race Info: 

Registration/Packet Pick up – 8:00 a.m.

5K race Start – 9:00 a.m.

Kids Run Start – 10:00 a.m.

Don Swanson Field Henry HS Track, 1900 N. 42nd Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55412

How to Register:

On line through May 8: www.runningventures.com

By Mail  through April 30:

Running Ventures, 901 N. 3rd St. #414, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Make checks payable to: Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization

Info: WCNO- 612-521-2100

OPEN HOUSE – MPD 4th Precinct and Special Operations Division

Thursday, May 15, 10 am – 2 pm, Special Operations Center, 4119 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis. Demonstrations include SWAT rappelling, flash bang and smoke grenades, canine pursuit and more! Free hot dogs, soft drinks, and other refreshments.  Demonstrations and exhibits by: MPD SWAT Unit, MPD Bomb Unit, MPD Canine Unit, Minneapolis Fire Department, State Patrol, North Memorial Hospital, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota National Guard and more. Emergency Vehicles on Display: Police car, Ambulance, Mobile Command Center, Helicopter, Motorcycle, Water Patrol Boat, Robots!

 

Minneapolis RiverCurrent – 4-16-14

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

45th Annual Iron Pour

Friday, April 25, 10 am – 3 pm

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

The Department of Art presents the 45th Annual Iron Pour, Professor Wayne E. Potratz’s final pour before retirement. Students and visiting artists will work together to perform an aesthetic, athletic, pyrotechnic event, pouring molten iron into sand molds to make cast iron sculptures. More than 30 tons of cast iron radiators were donated by the Northrup Auditorium Remodeling Project to be melted down for iron pour events over the next 10 years. The Annual Minnesota Iron Pour began in 1970, organized by Professor Potratz in conjunction with his metal casting class, taught by Professor Chris Larson and Teaching Assistant Chris Groth this semester. This will be Potratz’s last pour before his retirement in July. Commemorative t-shirts, along with iron pour shirts from the past 44 years will be on sale during the event. Proceeds go toward the Wayne E. Potratz Scholarship fund for sculpture students.

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.

Four Flap Portfolio

with Sue Bjerke

Monday, April 28, 6 – 9 pm

This portfolio is a dandy for carrying or storing loose documents or a suite of prints. It safely encloses loose sheets and opens easily for access and use of enclosed sheets and is easily customized with a favorite book cloth or decorative paper. Using heavy book board covered in book cloth and chiyogami paper, students will construct a 9″x12″ portfolio, to accommodate standard size mailings and records, but the structure can be easily scaled up or down for a variety of needs, including large art work. All skill levels welcome. $55 ($50 members) + $35 supply fee.

Paper Marbling

with Sally Power

Friday, May 2; happy hour 5 – 6 pm, class 6 — 8pm

Explore the process of paper marbling and try your hand at “throwing” color and building patterns. Learn a little history of the process, the basics of how to marble, and go home with at least a couple of sheets of marbled paper that you can use to decorate cards or journals or make into a simple cardholder or bookmark. Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a new series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed. Plus, the registration fee includes a free beer, wine or coffee drink! $30 + $5 supply fee.

River Readers Book Club

Tuesday, April 29, 7 — 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Library Roseville, 2180 North Hamline Avenue, Roseville

All welcome to the River Readers Book Club. We’ll talk about The Tilted World, by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. Set amid the epic 1927 flood of the Mississippi River, this lively novel tells the story of bootleggers, federal revenue agents, and the river itself. Rivers Readers is organized by the Mississippi River Fund, the charitable partner of our national park, the Mississippi River and Recreation Area. For more info, contact Kate at khavelin@missriverfund.org or 651-291-8164, or checkmissriverfund.org/events

Breakfast with a Preservationist: Good Preservation Is Good Progress and Good Business

Wednesday, April 30, 8 – 9 am

Mill City Museum; enter at 710 Second Street South, ADM Conference Room

Preservation and progress go hand in hand–it’s not an either-or situation. Good preservation stimulates good business, forces creativity and encourages appropriate city planning building. Good preservation can foster density and help create walkable communities. Four expert panelists will join us to discuss how preservation can be an integral part of the evolution of a city. This event is free. For information on this and other Preserve Minneapolis events: http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/wpfile/events/.

Museums Month

May is Museums Month in Minnesota. 2014 marks the third annual celebration of Minnesota’s nearly 600 museums throughout the state. From history and art museums to gardens and zoos, Minnesota’s attractions enhance the state’s quality of life and offer a variety of options for tourists. Use the 2014 Travel Map to navigate the Minnesota Historical Society’s (MNHS) 26 historic sites and museums. And explore Minnesota’s museums statewide with the free MN Museums app. Download the app at www.museumsmonth.org. In celebration of Museums Month, children will be admitted free of charge with a paying adult during the entire month of May at MNHS’ two signature museums in the Twin Cities – the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. (The offer excludes school field trips.) In addition, moms will receive free admission at both museums on Mother’s Day, May 11. The 2014 Travel Map is an innovative and fun way to explore the Society’s network of 26 museums and historic sites. Use the map to plan day trips, weekend getaways or extended vacations. It can be ordered by calling 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773.

Theater Latté Da: NEXT

May 1 — 18

The Lab Theater, 700 First Street North

Theater Latté Da presents three new musicals as part of NEXT: New Musicals in the Making - a new work series showcasing three new musicals in various stages of development. Three new works. Three performances each. Post-show discussions will follow each reading. For information: http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!whats-on-stage/cju9.

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.

Milwaukee Avenue: Community Building in Minneapolis with Author Robert Roscoe

Thursday, May 1, 7 pm

Join author Robert Roscoe for an illustrated presentation based on his new book “Milwaukee Avenue: Community Building in Minneapolis.” In the 1970s, a politically savvy and hardworking neighborhood organization, the Seward West Project Area Committee, stopped a proposed plan which would have demolished all of the houses on Milwaukee Avenue, houses that are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the 1880s, many of these houses were the very first homes in Minneapolis. Milwaukee Avenue offers a unique look at how determined citizens saved their neighborhood in a decade that changed history. After his talk Mr. Roscoe will sign copies of his book which can be purchased in the Mill City Museum store. Robert Roscoe has been involved in historic preservation activism and architectural planning for the Seward West neighborhood. He owns Design for Preservation, a residential design practice. Free.

Washburn A Mill Tour

Saturday, May 3, 1 pm

Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building. A museum interpreter will take visitors into the building’s many nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building over time. This is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building and the only chance to see some of its non-public spaces. The tour includes admission to the museum gallery, Baking Lab, Water Lab and Flour Tower show. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Tour includes museum admission. Reservations recommended; call 612-341-7555 or register online

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.

Mentor Series: Mary Rockcastle

Friday, May 2, 7 pm

Performance Hall

The 201314 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents fiction mentor Mary Rockcastle reading along with program participants Maureen Fischer (fiction) and Ember Johnson (nonfiction). Francois Rockcastle is the author of the novels In Caddis Wood and Rainy Lake, both published by Graywolf Press and nominated for Minnesota Book Awards. Rainy Lake earned a “Best Book for the Teen Age” by the New York Public Library. Her awards include a Bush Foundation Fellowship, a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in prose and the Stanley Lindbergh Award for Excellence in Literary Publishing. She is Director of The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University and founding and executive editor ofWater~Stone Review. Maureen Fischer has published a short story in the anthology, Once Upon a Crime. Another of her short stories won Honorable Mention in the 78th Annual Writers Digest Writing Competition. Currently, she is working on her first novel, Kisangani Mother, set in modern day Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a former United Press International reporter and also spent fifteen years as an advertising copywriter. She now runs her own freelance marketing business. So far she’s been published in Georgetown Review and is currently working on a memoir.

Equilibrium: Janet Rogers and Alex Jacobs

Saturday, May 3, 8 pm

Equilibrium: Spoken Word at the Loft presents Janet Rogers and Alex Jacobs with Marcie Rendon, Jay Bad Heart Bull, and DJ Nak. Two Loft Spoken Word Immersion fellows, Janet Rogers and Alex Jacobs, present a spoken word and performance poetry show centered around their Mohawk culture. With special guest performances by local Native American artists Marcie Rendon and Jay Bad Heart Bull. DISCLAIMER: Smoking: There will be a brief period of smoking on stage during the very last segment of performance for the night. A performer will be rolling loose tobacco into cigarettes, throwing them out to members of the audience but will only light their own cigarette and take a total of 4-5 puffs before the end of the performance piece. $5 for students, $3 for Loft members.

Second Story Reading Series: Coe Booth, Patrick Jones, Swati Avasthi

Sunday, May 4, 2 pm

A panel featuring Coe Booth, Patrick Jones, Swati Avasthi and others will discuss race in Young Adult Literature as part of the Loft’s Second Story Reading Series. This event is sponsored in part by The Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)

North Mississippi Regional Park

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.

Elf and Fairy Houses

Saturday, May 3, 10 am – 12 noon

There’s magic in the woods along the river. Explore the park in search of elf and fairy homes. Collect materials to create a house to take to your magical yard. Children must be accompanied by and work with an adult. Adults without children are welcome, too! Cost is $10 per house, and reservations are required; reference activity #216901-02. This program is open to ages 6+.

Free Family Fun Day: Bird Nest and Eggs

Sunday, May 4, 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.

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.

Free Family Music Series: Around the World in 80 Beats

Saturday, May 3, 10 am and 11 am

You’re invited to a family event for music-loving families, as well as for those who want to explore music for the first time. The centerpiece of this series is a live concert. Before and after each concert, the musicians will give free sample lessons to kids and adults on the instruments featured in the concert. MacPhail Early Childhood Music staff also will be on site to engage families in a music-themed art project. This concert will feature the Minnesota Percussion Trio. Light refreshments will follow the concert. Free.

Red Hot Soirée

The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South

Saturday, May 3

The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South

Attend this gala event to benefit the Lillehaug Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota and raise awareness about cardiovascular disease research. For information: http://z.umn.edu/rhsoire

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

How’d They Do That? Workshop – Crimes of the Heart

Saturday, May 24, 9 – 11 am

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust Stage

What was the inspiration for the set? Was the play rewritten in rehearsals? Aren’t those wigs itchy? Through these eye-opening workshops, you can learn how the Guthrie’s artists and staff create a production – from early development and designs to rehearsal, costume fittings and staging of the play. $15 per person per workshop. For information and tickets:http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/concerts/events/howd_they_do_workshops_20132014.

M-SHE Productions & Rowby Productions present

L’Heure de Minuit

May 29 – June 1

The Lab Theater, 700 First Street North

The Carnys are out of the box cars, and the Victorians are no longer hiding behind their fans… It is coming… “L’Heure De Minuit” is an interactive Victorian carnival performance! Music, dancing, side show acts, prizes and carnival games with a twist. This full length, in your face, oh my there’s a carny on my lap-performance, has something for everyone so hold tight to your seats! Kids from 1 to 92 grab your BFF and your granny too…. Put on a costume, become your dream character, or simply throw on a mask: the best costume at each performance receives a prize. Join in on the fun; it is coming and we promise you don’t want to miss out! For information: http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!whats-on-stage/cju9.

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

Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpacks

Check out a free, fun Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpack at Fort Snelling State Park (612-725-2724). The backpacks include everything needed to explore the park and the Mississippi River including activity cards, binoculars, magnifying lenses, bird calls, easy-to-use nature guides and more! Discovery Backpacks are great for families, friends and individuals. Scouts and other groups can check out the special “Group Pack” which includes additional activities and supplies to help groups of 10-20 people have fun and learn while exploring along the Mississippi River. The Discovery Backpacks were made possible through a grant from the McKnight Foundation and the Mississippi River Fund. The packs were developed by the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area of the National Park Service. Visit http://www.nps.gov/miss to learn more about the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Guthrie Theater Self-Guided Audio Tours

The Guthrie has invited six local celebrities to its recording studio to lend their voices to a revamped and freshly written version of its self-guided audio tour. Available for free download on iTunes or with a $5 iPod rental at the Guthrie Box Office, the tour offers visitors the choice of one of six voices to accompany them on the 45-minute tour through the public spaces of the building: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, WCCO-TV news anchor Angela Davis, performer and writer Kevin Kling, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Cities 97 radio personality Brian “B.T.” Turner and actor Sally Wingert. More info athttp://www.guthrietheater.org/visit/tours/selfguided_audio_tours.

Guthrie Theater Virtual Tour

The Guthrie Theater now offers an online virtual tour, offering a new way to explore the acclaimed Minneapolis cultural destination designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Opened in 2006 along the banks of the Mississippi River, the 285,000-square-foot theater center is open to the public daily at 8 a.m., and has served as an anchor in the rebirth of Minneapolis’ historic Mill District, while attracting visitors from around the globe. Created by Minnesota-based Circa Vista, the new interactive journey lets visitors explore five floors of public spaces, offering a great preview of the sweeping panoramic views enjoyed from the Guthrie’s signature Endless Bridge, as well as a look inside each of the three performance spaces. To take the virtual tour, visit http://www.guthreitheater.org/virtualtour

Comedy Corner

Comedy Corner Underground, 1501 Washington Avenue South

The Comedy Corner Underground offers comedy shows three or four nights a week and has a Friday night open mic event. For information and a schedule: http://www.comedycornerunderground.com

Music at Red Stag Supper Club

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 pm; Sundays at 9 pm

Red Stag Supper Club, 509 First Avenue NE

The Red Stag Supperclub offers live music three nights a week. For more information on their various special food and libation offerings and a music schedule, visit http://www.redstagsupperclub.com.

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

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

The stretch of riverfront through the Twin Cities is a unit of the National Park Service – the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. To learn more about the Mississippi River’s National Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/miss

Great River Road Explorer’s Guide

Most of the Great River Road Explorer’s Guide for Minnesota is now available on-line and can be downloaded in PDF format – just go to http://www.mnmississippiriver.com/mnmississippiriver.comguide.cfm.

River-Friendly Landscaping Tips and Resources

As rain barrels, composting, native plants, raingardens and other eco-friendly landscaping practices have grown in popularity, so have the number of websites offering information on them. In fact, there are now so many online resources it can be difficult to wade through them all to find what you need, when you need it. This is where the Friends of the Mississippi River’s web page comes in. This resource offers selective listings of the most-requested local and practical resources, in as brief a fashion as possible. Visit http://www.fmr.org/landscapefortheriver.

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

Final Guthrie Season under Dowling Announced

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/254804371.html

http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/04/guthries-dowling-announces-his-final-season/

Bald Eagles along River

http://www.startribune.com/local/254834441.html

Town Hall Brewery Barrel-Aged Week

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/dining/254771661.html

New Nice Ride Membership Options

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/family/254982101.html

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25540589/

Alliance Steel Expansion

http://www.amm.com/Article/3329730/Scrap/Minn-recycler-looks-to-grow-Minneapolis-nonferrous-site.html

Food Building, 1401 Marshall

http://www.journalmpls.com/news-feed/gourmet-food-production-hub-opening-soon-in-northeast

Threepenny Opera at Southern Theater

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/11/frank-theatre-threepenny-opera

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/254776241.html

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/255214181.htm

Superior Plating Demolition

http://www.startribune.com/business/254983441.html

North Loop Business News

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/in_private/2014/04/workface-moves-to-bigger-headquarters-hiring-more.html

4th Precinct Community Court Watch

4th Precinct Community Court Watch: Tuesday, May 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North.  4-PAC is also at the meeting.   Questions: 4thprecinctcourtwatch@minneapolismn.gov.

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 go questions and provide regular updates about offenders, arrests, court dats and outcomes.

The community leads and drives a Court Watch by

* Sharing valuable information about offenderws 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

Senior Luncheon and Resource Fair – Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Senior Luncheon and Resource Fair is a Folwell and Webber-Camden “Come Home to Camden” event with no charge to the seniors for the luncheon and resource fair. Approximately thirty resource and senior support providers attend and are available for one-on-one discussions with seniors when lunch is finished.  After lunch this year,  the seniors are offered various free medical screenings as follows: Neighborhood Health Source will provide- Blood Pressure checks;  NorthPoint Health and Wellness – Height, weight, BMI (body mass index) and glucose and Sight and Hearing Association will test for glaucoma.

Entertainment during the event: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m., Jaette Carpenter, piano and Ellie Fregni, violin. At 1:00 p.m, the entertainment changes and  ”Cornbread” Harris will play the piano until 2:30.

The Senior Luncheon and Resource Fair will  be held at Folwell Park (1615 Dowling Ave. N., Mpls). from Noon until 2:30 p.m.

RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED.  To make reservations for this free event, stop in the FNA/WCNO office (1206 37th Avenue North), call 612.521.2100 or email maryann@folwell.org.

 

Earth Day Cleanup – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 until Noon

There is no Earth Day cleanup this year at Folwell Park or Webber Park. Please check out the list of Earth Day sites to see if there is a location at which you would like to volunteer.
Bassett Creek SE Corner of Penn Ave. N. and 1 1/2 Ave. N
Bluff Street 20 20th Avenue South
Bryant Square Park 3101 Bryant Ave S
Cedar Lake Cedar Lake Pkwy & 25th St. W

Columbia Park Columbia Pkwy & 35 Ave NE, playground parking lot

Creekview Park 5001 Humboldt Ave. N
Dairy Queen 4719 Lyndale N
East River Parkway E River Pkwy & Franklin Ave.
Farview Park 621 29th Ave. N
Father Hennepin Bluffs Park 100 6th Ave. SE
Gluek Park 1926 Marshall St. NE
Heritage Park 10th Ave. N and Van White Memorial Parkway
Kenny Park 1328 58th St. W
Kenwood Park 2101 Franklin Ave. W
Lake Calhoun – East Corner of W. Lake St. & East Calhoun Pkwy.
Lake Calhoun – West Bakken Museum- 36th St. & W. Calhoun Parkway
Lake Harriet 4135 Lake Harriet Parkway, Band Shell parking lot
Lake of the Isles W 27th St and E Lake of the Isles Pkwy
Loring Park 1382 Willow Street
Lynnhurst Park 1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy
McRae Park 906 47th St. E
ML King Park 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Nokomis Park 2401 Minnehaha Pkwy. E
Pearl Park 414 Diamond Lake Rd. E
Pershing Park 3523 48th St. W
Powderhorn Park 3400 15th Ave. S
Riverside Park 2700 8th St S
Sibley Park 1900 40th St. E
Stewart Park 2700- 12th Ave. S.
Theodore Wirth Park 3200 Glenwood Ave., Wirth Beach parking lot
Todd Park 5600 Chicago Ave S
Waite Park 1810 – 34th Ave. NE
Water Works 420 1st Street South
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 17th Ave.
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 24th St.
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 36th
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 44th
Whittier 425 West 26th Street

Teen Job Fair – April 26, 12-3 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library

  • What happens at the Teen Job Fair?
    • Teens connect with businesses and organizations for information about jobs, employment training, internships and volunteer opportunities.
    • Teens can also attend a “Get A Job Now” workshop for tips on how to find and land a job, and a “Who We Hire” panel where managers describe what they look for in employees.
  • When and where?
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 from noon – 3 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd Floor (up the escalators)
  • How do I get there?
    The library is two blocks from the Metro Transit Light Rail stop on Nicollet as well as on a number of bus routes. Here is a Map.
  • Where can I park?
    There is a paid parking ramp below the library, a surface lot across the street on Nicollet Mall and parking meters nearby.
  • What employers will be there?
    The 2014 list is updated on this webpage. Please check back frequently.
  • How many years has HCL offered a Teen Job Fair?
    This is the eighth Fair.

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FAQs for Teens

  • How old do I need to be to attend?
    The majority of employers hire workers age 16 and up. Teens grade 8 and up are encouraged to attend.
  • May I bring an adult?
    Yes, parents and guardians are welcome to attend the event.
  • Will I be able to apply and/or interview for a job at the Teen Job Fair?
    Some employers attending may accept applications or conduct job interviews and some will not. You are welcome to use one of the many computers at Minneapolis Central Library to complete online job applications.
  • Should I dress up?
    It is not necessary but wouldn’t hurt. Some of the people you’ll be talking to may be in charge of hiring. Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a good first impression!
  • Should I bring a résumé?
    It is not necessary but do bring copies if you have one. You may be able to submit an application so it would be good to have all the information you would need to do so (e.g., names and contact information for references, dates and lists of places you’ve volunteered or worked).