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Webber Park natural swimming pool opening in Minneapolis
First public pool of its kind in North America to open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Labor Day
Images (clockwise from upper left): Webber Pool layout; ground breaking with Minneapolis Council President Johnson, Park Board Chair Wielinski, Commissioner Higgins, Park Board Commissioner Jon Olson and others; Webber pool today with walking bridge; and aerial view of pool (lap lanes in foreground).
The much-anticipated Webber Park natural swimming pool is opening on Friday, July 24 and will be free and open 1 to 7 pm Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend (including Monday, Sept. 7).
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's newest innovative project
is located in north Minneapolis at 4300 Webber Parkway.
As part of its commitment to the Hennepin Youth Sports Grants program, the
Hennepin County board approved $250,000 of the capital project in 2014.
In addition to free admission and open swimming, there will
be fee-based programs offered starting July 31. Registration is available at
recreation centers, the pool house, or minneapolisparks.org.
Lap swimming – 12-1 pm, Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays. $3 per day or $24 for a ten-visit punch pass.
Swim lesson sessions – 12-12:40 pm,
Friday-Saturday, eight lessons, four weeks, July 31-Aug 21. $50 resident and
$60 non-resident (scholarships available).
Major construction is completed; however, the
pool's unique water management systems need ongoing monitoring and additional
specialized robotic vacuums for maintaining the pool before it can open daily. Details
and photos of the pool are at minneapolisparks.org.
Successful teen pregnancy prevention program receives $7.5
From the time the program started in 2007 through the end of
2013, teen pregnancies in Hennepin County dropped by nearly 50 percent.
The Better Together Hennepin initiative to reduce teen
pregnancies has been named as a recipient of a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant
to continue and expand successful, evidence-based programming to prevent teen
Better Together Hennepin is among 81 nonprofit organizations,
school districts, local government agencies and others receiving grants
totaling more than $86 million.
Focusing work where it's needed most
Hennepin County uses GIS data to track where teens are giving
birth. Better Together Hennepin focuses resources in those areas of the county
that have the highest concentrations of teen pregnancies -- Brooklyn Center,
Brooklyn Park, Central and North Minneapolis, Richfield and Robbinsdale.
With the funding in hand, the program will implement the It’s
OUR Future project, which aims to reduce teen birth rates by an additional 30
percent by 2020. The project is expected to reach about 32,665 young people over the next
For more information, visit the Better Together Hennepin webpage.
Board approves funding for reduced-scope
On July 7, Hennepin County leaders became the first elected body to offer a
formal funding commitment to a Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) plan that
reduces the project’s scope by more than a quarter billion dollars and adds
other local investments to the funding mix.
The Hennepin County Board approved $5 million from the
Environmental Response Fund to address areas of contamination associated with
the July 21 meeting, the board also agreed to set aside $3 million for infrastructure
costs associated with the Southwest Light Rail project (see below, under "Board news" for July 21).
Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, who chairs
Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority, said the approval is the “first down
payment on a shared investment by the county and the cities along the
corridor,” and that this sort of collaboration and joint problem solving is why
this region is highly regarded by the federal government and why we succeed in
obtaining federal funding.
The line is currently scheduled to open in 2020.
Related board actions
In addition to support for the SWLRT scope reductions, the board
also voted to submit a $20 million 2016 State Capital Bonding request for the
Bottineau Light Rail Transit project and support the Met Council’s request for
the balance of the state contribution for SWLRT.
Both projects will travel through District Two and provided needed transportation options to residents.
Board approves increased funding for Child Protection
Based on new State of Minnesota child protection
requirements and report initiated by Hennepin County with Casey Family Programs,
the board has approved a transfer of $429,000 in contingency funds and
accepted a state funding infusion of nearly $2.2 million to increase staffing
and enable systems changes in the Child Protection Services unit.
The additional funding will enable the Human Services and
Public Health Department to adopt a series of recommendations put forth by
Governor Dayton’s Task Force on the Protection of Children and a
county-initiated comprehensive review of services to county-involved children
Changes will include the hire of 60 child protection social
workers and 38 supervisors, legal services staff, case management assistants, and support staff. The measure also includes $255,000 to cover five new hires
in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office; new state requirements are increasing
both the number of cases Hennepin County must handle and the work done on each
oversight committee created
The board also established an oversight committee for
child protection services in response to new State of Minnesota child
protection requirements and the Casey Family Programs report. The committee
will consist of 7 to 11 members including two Hennepin County Commissioners, as
well as community members, individuals with professional expertise in child
protection, and others. The committee will regularly report to the Hennepin
County Board of Commissioners.
Tasks created related
to child protection recommendations
The board also assigned a series of tasks to county
administration and human services leadership, including implementing a data
unit to compile statistics and improved early intervention responses to cases
of neglect. Those tasks were related to the recommendations from the Casey
report and the Governor’s Task Force. County administration will report back to
the board on their progress by October 1, 2015. Further information is on the
Hennepin County website at www.hennepin.us/news.
Metro Transit, in partnership with Hennepin County and Minneapolis, has initiated a Transit Alternatives and Economic
Development Study to identify possible transit improvements along West
Broadway. The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority approved funding to
support the study in December 2013.
Streetcar and arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) are the two
modes that will be evaluated in the study looking at an alignment from downtown
Minneapolis via Washington Avenue North or North Second Street (see map)
and along West Broadway. The purpose of the West Broadway Transit Study is to
conduct a collaborative planning process that will identify existing transit
challenges and evaluate potential transit improvements in the North Loop and West
Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis. This will include evaluation of potential
connections to the planned METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT) at
possible stations in Golden Valley or in Robbinsdale.
For further information, see metrotransit.org/west-broadway-transit-study.
awarded top ten ranking in using technology
Hennepin County has been awarded a top ten ranking in the 2015 Digital Counties Survey in the population category of 500,000 or more. The Digital Counties Survey is a national recognition program and provides an annual measure of county performance and innovation in using technology.
Hennepin County’s Digital Counties Survey submission
featured a number of initiatives that support our overarching goals of ensuring
our residents are self-reliant, healthy, protected and safe, mobile, and
assured due process. The initiatives featured were:
Hennepin County Geo:Code Event (see YouTube video)
- Metropolitan Health Plan Website
- Workforce Leadership Council Web Page
Risk Management – Identity and Access Management
- Hennepin Housing Key
- eCitations and eFiling/eCharging
- Integrating Election Data
- Hennepin County GIS Road Centerline Data Collaboration
- Recycle Everywhere
- Hennepin County Library Innovations
Learn more about Hennepin County online services at
Veterans Court commemorates five-year anniversary
(photo above: Fourth District Judge Kerry Meyer kicked off the five-year anniversary event on Monday, July 13).
The mission of Veterans Court, implemented in July 2010 by
the Fourth Judicial
District Court and Hennepin County, is to promote
public safety and assist and support veterans and their families by creating a
coordinated responsewith the veterans' service delivery
system, community-based services, and the criminal justice system. In short, handing down strict conditions helps in avoiding jail time
for defendants whose combat-related stress may have contributed to their
crimes. Since July 2010, 224 veterans have participated and 165 have graduated.
The Star Tribune did a recent piece about the court available at startribune.com/hennepin-county-s-veterans-court-celebrates-five-years-of-operation/312303101/.
Real Estate service counter
opens on skyway level
Our new Real Estate service counter is open!
It just got better to serve YOU and provide easier
access to records. We are pleased to announce a new presence on the skyway
level of the Hennepin County Government Center (view map),
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information is online at hennepin.us.
Initial services include:
- Document recording
- Land records research
- Current year property tax payments
Golden Valley selects
finalists for City Manager
The selection process for Golden Valley’s new city manager
is in its final phase as the City Council considers four candidates chosen from
a field of seven semifinalists. The four finalists are Anoka City Manager
Timothy Cruikshank, Delano City Administrator Philip Kern, Windom City
Administrator Steven Nasby, and former Willmar City Administrator Charlene
The search effort garnered 46 applications. A City Council subcommittee interviewed the
semi-finalists July 13, and finalists will meet residents at a community open
house at City Hall July 22 (6:30 to 8 pm) and will interview with the full City
Council and City management team July 23. The City Council is expected to
choose a new city manager in August 2015. Current City Manager Tom Burt is retiring
this fall. For more information, visit goldenvalleymn.gov.
Media Spotlight: Hennepin Health
In case you missed it, Minnpost
recently published a great article about Hennepin Health’s work in using a “Housing
First” strategy to reach the Medicaid users in the county. We are really proud
of our team of people in Hennepin for their work on this innovative and
award-winning program that uses a collaborative service model to reach people where it best serves them. I hope you will take the time to learn about them at minnpost.com.
Plymouth Kids Fest Set for July 29
Plymouth will hold Kids
Fest at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 at the Hilde Performance Center, 3500
Kids Fest features opportunities for children to engage in interactive, environmental
learning. In addition to ever-popular features such as inflatables, games,
prizes, entertainment and face painting, this year’s event includes an
Environmental Fair component – complete with eco-friendly activities, insects,
mascots and animals.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with games and activities. Kid
Power with Rachael takes the stage from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a kid-friendly
performance. Carnival tickets cost 25 cents each – or $8 for an unlimited
wristband. Carnival games and activities require one to four tickets.
Environmental activities and entertainment are free. The event is open to the
public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
$50 Swimming Lessons for Only $5 in Minneapolis!
Being able to swim is an important skill for every child to
have. Thanks to collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
(MPRB) and non-profit People for Parks’ generous $5,000 swimming
lesson scholarships, Minneapolis youth can take swimming lessons for only
$5! There is no criteria for this use of this coupon, only that they are
Minneapolis residents. Scholarships pay for $45 of the $50 class price for
Minneapolis families and are available on a first come, first served
basis. Classes are held at Lupient
Water Park, Wirth
beaches and are available for the remaining Aug. 3-14 session.
Interested families can call 612-767-6892 or
email email@example.com for more information and to
register. Coupon Code MPRB: PFPParksBSL. Also, individuals interested in providing a swimming lesson
to a youth in need can donate online at the People for Parks website.
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Board approves funding for reduced-scope
Hennepin County leaders became the first elected body to
offer a formal funding commitment to a Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) plan
that reduces the project’s scope by more than a quarter billion dollars and
adds other local investments to the funding mix (see story above).
Funding approved for 98 Child Protection,
five County Attorney hires
The board approved a transfer of $429,000 in contingency
funds, and accepted a state funding infusion of nearly $2.2 million to increase
staffing and enable systems changes in the Child Protection Services unit (see
Funding for homelessness prevention, rehousing
The Hennepin County Board accepted more than $4.2
million in state funding for the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance
Program. Services are aimed at preventing homelessness and quickly re-housing
people who become homeless. Interventions include:
- Financial assistance to pay
- Legal services to negotiate
tenancy and eviction issues
- Rapid re-housing services to
resettle homeless families and singles staying in county-paid shelters
- Youth services to either
reunify families or stabilize youth housing
- Transitional housing for
families at high risk of homelessness recidivism
Community partners include Community Action Partnership of
Suburban Hennepin, Catholic Charities Community Emergency Assistance Program,
Lutheran Social Services, People Responding in Social Ministry, Mid-MN Legal
Assistance, Simpson Housing, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP), St.
Stephen's, YMCA, YouthLink, Oasis and The Link.
Committing to justice for people with mental
The Hennepin County Board endorsed the National Association of Counties' Stepping Up
initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county
jails, commit to sharing lessons learned with other counties in Minnesota and
across the country to support a national initiative and encourage all county
officials, employees and residents to participate in Stepping Up.
Some measures could include:
- Convening a diverse team of
leaders and decision makers from multiple agencies, who are committed to
safely reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails
- Studying the problem to better
identify those who enter jails with mental illnesses and assess their
recidivism risk, then using that baseline information to guide
decision-making at every level
- Examining treatment and service
capacity and access to determine which county programs and services are
available for people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use
- Developing a research-based
plan with measurable
- Creating a process to track
progress, and report successes
New Facility Services director appointed
The county board confirmed the appointment of Michael
Sable to the position of Facility Services director. Mike holds a MBA from the
University of St. Thomas and brings many years of local government leadership
experience. He most recently served as Interim City Manager for the City of
Brooklyn Park, where his duties have included oversight of the city's
communications, human resources and information technology services. Mike will
begin his new role in early August.
Environmental Response Fund projects approved
The board approved Environmental Response Fund requests
for 10 remediation projects. These grant awards will preserve or support
development of 799 affordable housing units, enhance green space, significantly
increase tax base, and provide new construction and permanent jobs.
- 4041 Hiawatha Avenue—$130,135
to Minneapolis/Hiawatha Partners LLC to assist with
contaminated soil cleanup and soil gas vapor mitigation associated with
development of affordable housing units
- 700 Central —$140,620 to Minneapolis/Nolan Properties Group for contaminated soil cleanup
and soil gas vapor mitigation associated with renovation of vacant
buildings into market rate apartments and new commercial space
- Former Superior Plating—
$118,233 to Minneapolis/Lennar Multifamily Communities for
operation of a remediation system in preparation for the development of a
mixed-use commercial and multifamily residential redevelopment
- Minneapolis Sculpture
Gardens—$209,500 to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for
contaminated soil cleanup during park renovations
- North Loop Commons—$61,123 to Minneapolis/NHH Olson Memorial, LLC for contaminated soil
cleanup and soil vapor mitigation to renovate a vacant building for future
charter school, commercial use, and office use
- Seward Towers East and
West—$221,250 to Minneapolis/Seward Towers Corporation for
asbestos abatement as part of their renovation of two existing low
income/section 8 residential buildings
- Oxford Village—$167,385 to
Project for Pride in Living Inc. (PPL) for contaminated soil cleanup,
asbestos abatement, and vapor mitigation associated with development of
affordable rental housing units
St. Louis Park
- The Shoreham—$200,000 to St. Louis Park EDA/Bader Development for contaminated soil
cleanup associated with development of market-rate and affordable housing
and office space
- VEAP-Former Viking
Foods—$75,334 to Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, Inc. (VEAP) for
soil vapor mitigation in a food production and distribution center and
office space for the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health team
- Hamel Road stormwater
infiltration pond—$62,500 for asbestos waste removal costs, associated
with pond construction
Measure approved to explore joint youth
treatment center with Ramsey County
Staff will move ahead to develop recommendations for principles,
terms, practices and policies relating to a new joint Hennepin County-Ramsey
County residential treatment center for youth in both counties.
Board OKs $3 million in SWLRT infrastructure
At Tuesday's meeting, the board set aside $3 million
for infrastructure costs associated with the Southwest Light Rail project.
Potential uses are creating elements that connect the communities to station
areas, acquiring needed lands and improving water quality. The county funding
will come from the Southwest Community Works program, and will be available
2016-2019. Each Community Works
dollar spent is matched by federal New Starts funding.
Board intends land transfer to Met Council for
The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority Board stated its intention to transfer portions of the Kenilworth and Cedar Lakes rail
corridor for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project, subject to certain
conditions and future actions. The Board's action will assist in receiving
matching federal dollars for the project. The land includes portions of
the Kenilworth and Cedar Lake rail corridor from approximately 2,000 feet west
of 11th Avenue in Minnetonka to Royalston Avenue in Minneapolis.
$12 million commits for Orange Line Bus Rapid
Transit to south metro
The board committed to provide as much as $12.8 million of the
local funding for the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Project capital costs. The
line will extend from downtown Minneapolis, 17 miles along Interstate 35W to
Burnsville. The project will have 11 stations in Hennepin County and one
station in Dakota County.
New labor relations director appointed
The board appointed Katherine Megarry to the position of
labor relations director at Hennepin County. She will begin her duties on
August 24. Megarry comes to the position with nearly 20 years of experience in
the labor relations field. She has experience in both the public and private
sector, most recently with Macy's.
Look for more news on the Hennepin County
website at www.hennepin.us/news.
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Friday, July 31, 3pm through Sunday, August 2pm
St. Anthony Villagefest. Parade, food and fun. For times and locations, visit stanthonyvillagefest.com.
Tuesday, August 4, 6-9pm
Night to Unite. Join with your neighbors for a fun filled evening. For
more information, visit ci.saint-anthony.mn.us.
Thursdays through August 13, 7pm
Salo Park Summer Concert
Salo Park Amphitheater
39th Avenue NE, between Silver Lake Road and Stinson Blvd
Monday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 19
The City of St. Anthony's
Public Works Department will be conducting curbside branch chipping for
residents. $15 plus applicable sales tax for each 10 minutes of
chipping. The charge will be billed on your October 2015 water bill. For
more information, call 612-782-3301 or visit www.ci.saint-anthony.mn.us.
Citizens' Academy Classes Fall 2015. For dates and
registration information, visit http://www.ci.saint-anthony.mn.us.
Onstage live theater and music. For dates, times and performances, visit silverwoodonstage.org.
Silverwood Park Amphitheater
2500 County Road E, St. Anthony
Saturday, July 25, 6-10pm
Lourdes NE Block Party. Free. Live music, food, beer and viewing of the Aquatennial fireworks. Wristbands and tickets available for beer, pop, barbecue, crepes and brats.
Our Lady of Lourdes
1 Lourdes Place, Minneapolis
Saturday, August 1, 5-10pm
Summer Crayfish Party. Crayfish, Bachelor Farmer meatballs, sweet
corn, snow cones, local beer, Aquavit and music. Tickets
are $20 in advance and $25 at the door as available. For tickets and
more information, visit askovfinlayson.com.
Second Avenue North next to Bachelor Farmer (between First Street North
and Azine Way).
Thursday, August 20, 3:30-7:30pm
Open house and community bbq. Eastside
schools are kicking off the school year together. Edison High School will
have an open house from 4-6pm during this event.
Edison High School
700 22nd Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, August 29, 3-7pm
Beltrami Summer Festival. Food, music, games and the
“Beetlejuice” movie screening at dusk. For more Information, call
612-229-8480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1111 Summer Street NE, Minneapolis
Thursday, July 23 through Saturday, July 25
FLOW Northside Arts Crawl. For highlights and event information, visit westbroadway.org.
Thursday, July 30, 7pm
Minnesota Sinfonia family
Concert. The Minnesota Sinfonia is excited to celebrate the rededication of Webber Park.
Thursday, July 30, 6-8pm
Community Forum: $1 houses. Join Council Member Blong Yang to talk about housing issues and opportunities in Ward 5. Learn about dollar houses, city’s home ownership program, the rehab housing program and more. Please RSVP by July 29 to Samantha Vang, 612-673-2205 or email@example.com.
Now through August 7, 9am-4pm
Summer Camp Capri. Free middle school arts camp for students who've just completed grades 5-8. To register or for more information, visit thecapritheater.org or contact Kiana Batteau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Avenue N, Minneapolis
Weekdays through August 7, 9am-4pm
PCYC Drop-in Summer Fun. Free fun activities for kids of all ages and no advance registration. For more information, contact Catrice O'Neal at 612-643-2026 or email@example.com.
33rd and Queen Avenue N, Minneapolis
Weekdays through August 7, breakfast and lunch hours
Summer food service program. Meals meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are free. For times and locations, contact Catrice O'Neal at 612-643-2026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth Christiam Youth Center (PCYC)
2210 Oliver Avenue, Minneapolis
Friday, August 7 and 14, 5-8pm
Music in the Heart of Victory. Join your neighbors for two evenings of food trucks and music performed by local artist.
4400 Osseo Road, Minneapolis
Thursday, August 13, 6-8pm
Live on the Drive featuring Javier Trejo. For more information, visit liveonthedrive.org.
Victory Memorial Parkway
34th and Victory Memorial Parkway, Minneapolis
Now through August 14, 11:30am-5pm
Summer at Gethsemane. The Camden Promise will provide free lunch to all who come to Gethsemane's summer lunch program. For kids grades 1-5.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Avenue N, Minneapolis
Saturday, August 15, 10am-4pm
Battle of the Badges bbq contest and city wide picnic. The Minneapolis Fire Department and Minneapolis Police battle to see whose barbecue is the best. Free food, fun and giveaways.
North Commons Park
1801 James Avenue N, Minneapolis
Sunday, August 16, 10:30am-4pm
Heart of the Northside Festival. $1,000 raffle, silent auction, brunch, snacks and treats, bingo, pull tabs, kids’ games, and craft sale. Participants are welcome to attend Mass at 9:30 a.m., and stay for the day. For more information, visit stbridgetnorthside.com.
St. Bridget Catholic Church
3811 Emerson Avenue N, Minneapolis
Thursday, August 27 at dusk
Movie in the park. Take a blanket or chair to Victory Park and enjoy a showing of the family movie “Boxtrolls.”
Popcorn and lemonade available.
4414 Upton Avenue N, Minneapolis
Wednesdays through September 2, 6-7:30pm
Summer at Gethsemane Wednesday night cook outs.
The grills will be fired up cooking hot dogs in the parking lot. Chips, dessert and beverages will also be served. Pallets of fruit and vegetables provided by Second Harvest will be available.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Avenue N, Minneapolis
Thursday, July 23, 6:30-9pm
Riverfront Vitality Forum: finding the green for parks. Join in a conversation with Park Board Superintendent Jayne Miller and the Theater of Public Policy. Reserve your $5 ticket today.
1011 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis
Friday, July 24, 6-9pm
Community Backyard Bash. Onsite DJ, backyard games and conversations, food and beer available for purchase at Blue Plate Restaurant Company. Event will take place rain or shine.
525 Washington Avenue N, Minneapolis
Tuesday, August 4, 5:30-7:30pm
National Night Out Party. Join your neighbors for brats, hotdogs, drinks and live music. Inflatable jumper for the kids.
Target Field Amphitheater
5th Avenue N and 5th Street N
Sunday, August 16, noon-7pm
Borough Block Party. Food, drinks and live bands.
$5 in advance, $7 at the door. For tickets, visit boroughmpls.com.
Sunday, August 23, 11am-5pm
Open Streets. Explore downtown Minneapolis by bike, foot or skate on car-free streets. Get a map at openstreetsmpls.org.
Tuesday, August 4
National Night Out. For times, events and locations, visit bmna.org.
Tuesday, August 4
Night to Unite. For times, events and location, visit goldenvalleymn.gov.
Mondays, now through August 17, 7pm
Concerts in the Park. Free.
Hwy 55 and Winnetka, Golden Valley
Wednesday, August 12, 5-7:30pm
METRO Blue Line Extension Open House. Learn about the light rail project and provide feedback about proposed stations, parking and pedestrian/bike access.
Golden Valley City Hall
7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley
Thursday, August 13, 8:30pm
Movie in the Park: “The Mighty Ducks”
Hwy 55 and Winnetka, Golden Valley
Thursday, August 20, 8:15pm
Movie in the Park: “Frozen Sing-a-long”
Hwy 55 and Boone Avenue, Golden Valley
Tuesday, August 4, 2:30-5pm
Night to Unite open house.
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Avenue N, Plymouth
Tuesday, August 4, 6-7pm
Walk with a Doc. Each month a different doctor will lead a 45 minute walk that is open to all Plymouth community members.
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Avenue N, Plymouth
Tuesday, August 11, 7-8pm
Free concert by Greg Herriges New Whirled Band
Parkers Lake Stage
County Road 6 and Niagara Lane, Plymouth
Friday, August 14, at dusk
Movie in the Park: “Big Hero 6”
Zachary Playfield (Ball Diamond)
4355 Zachary Lane N, Plymouth
Friday, August 21, at dusk
Movie in the Park:
12000 Ridgemount Avenue N, Plymouth
Friday, August 21, 6:30pm
Live at the Hilde. Featuring Big Head Todd and The Monsters, G. Love and Special Sauce, and JJ Grey and Mofro. Tickets start at $27. For tickets and more information, visit plymouthmn.gov.
Hilde Performance Center
3500 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth
Friday, August 28, at dusk
Movies in the Park: “Finding Nemo”
3450 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth
Bike Helmet Sale. The Plymouth Fire Department will sell low-cost bike helmets 6-8pm the first and third Thursday of each month through August 20. Helmets range in size from toddler to adult extra large and come in many styles and colors. Traditional bike helmets are $14 and multi-sport helmets are $17.
Fire Station II
3300 Dunkirk Lane N, Plymouth
Tuesday, August 4
National Night Out. An annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, have block parties, and get to know their neighbors, as a way to encourage crime prevention. For more information, to find an event, register an event, or apply to close down a street or alley, and to get tips for planning an event visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us.
Tuesday, August 4, 8am-5pm and Wednesday, August 5, 8am-4pm
Stand Down for Veterans. Welcome ceremony Tuesday at 11am. Free services available. All veterans welcome. For more information, visit mac-v.org.
Boy Scout Base Camp
201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling
Now through September 7
Music and Movies in the Park. Enjoy more than 200 free outdoor concerts at six outstanding concert venues in the parks. For times and locations visit minneapolisparks.org.
Now through September 19
Preserve Minneapolis walking tours. Visit Minneapolis's historic neighborhoods. Guides will tell the "stories behind the stories" and give participants a greater understanding of the area's social and built history. Most tours are $9. To register or for more information, including tour dates, visit preserveminneapolis.org.
- Walker Art Center events. Target free Thursday nights, music/film series, Walker cinema, Walker on the Green, performing arts and more. For dates and times visit walkerart.org.
Saturdays through October, 6am-1pm
Minneapolis Farmers Market
312 East Lyndale Avenue N, Minneapolis
Saturdays through October 24, 9am-1pm
NE Farmers Market
Parking lot of St. Boniface Church
629 Second Street NE, Minneapolis
Thursdays through September 24, 4-7pm
Audubon Farmers Market
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Johnson Street at 27th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Thursdays through October 1
Camden Farmers Market
4400 Osseo Road, Minneapolis
Fridays through October 9, 3-7pm
West Broadway Farmers Market
1000 West Broadway Avenue N, Minneapolis
Wednesdays through September 30, 2:30-6:30pm
Plymouth Farmers Market
Parkers Lake Playfield parking lot
15500 County Road 6, Plymouth
Sundays through October 4, 9am-1pm
Golden Valley Farmers Market
7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley
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