KFNA is excited about our new 2015 Empty Bowls logo created by Alex Kern of alex v kern DESIGN, a homebased business owner in Kingfield! Thanks, Alex, for your support of KFNA!


Learn more about Kingfield’s 2015 Empty Bowls event here!

LOWBROW_logoWhat better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon but at The Lowbrow with your neighbors who are also your fellow homebased workers?!

Our next Third Week of the Month Happy Hour will be on Wednesday 19 November from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at The Lowbrow (4244 Nicollet). As usual, no formal agenda–just a casual gathering of friendly home-based professionals for conversations and networking.

Please RSVP on our LinkedIn Group https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4812315&type=member&item=5936603243898486785  or email scott@kingfield.org if you can join us.

Area C Meeting @ Southwest High School
Media Center – East Building *watch parking signs carefully
Wednesday, November 19th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3414 West 47th Street 55410
refreshments at 5:30 | childcare and interpreters available

 Discussion will be about class size from a high school principal’s point of view, student based allocations (SBA) with Q&A and taking a look at how Area C meetings support academic achievement.

Register here!
Intro to Welding    Thursday, November 13, 7 pm
  Second Thursday of each and every month
Wood Carving With a Knife
  Tuesdays, November 11, 18, 25, 6:30 pm
Machine Shop Intro
  Thursday, November 20, 7 pm   FREE!
3D printing:  What’s all the Fuss?
  Tuesdays, December 2 & 9, 7 pm
      We have two machines for you to explore
Gift Making Workshop
  Friday, December 12, 7 pm
    Use the laser engraver and other tools
to make small molded concrete, jewelry
    and found object art. We have a lot of 
    wood to use for imaginative projects

KFNALogoGive to the Max Day has become a veritable annual holiday of giving to the causes and organizations that Minnesotans care about. Last year the day was so successful at generating donations that the computers crashed. This year, just like shopping for the holidays, you can order now and schedule your gift to be given on the big day! We at KFNA ask, as you weigh who to share your hard-earned dollars with, to consider sharing it with your neighborhood association, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA).

Kingfield neighborhood is special for a lot of reasons, but a lot of those reasons come back to your neighborhood association. KFNA has worked really hard for the last 20 years to engage amazing neighbors in their very own neighborhood. The goal in doing this work is to assist residents in developing and sharing their own special talents and skills to solve both smaller, neighborhood-level concerns but also to pilot programs and projects that can be duplicated across the City.

KFNA has helped develop programs and leaders in the areas of urban agriculture including farmers markets and community gardens, alternative energy including solar and geo-thermal education and installation, public art including tried and true methods to deter graffiti and build identity using exterior business murals and wrapped utility boxes, and much more including programs and projects focused on store-front development, street usage and traffic calming, recycling, race-based discussions and building connections to other neighborhoods and communities, and affordable housing. KFNA uses your donations to support these programs and more.

Some of you might ask, why should I give money to my nonprofit neighborhood organization? Neighborhood groups receive financial support from the City of Minneapolis to do their work, don’t they?


Although KFNA is fortunate to receive some support from the City of Minneapolis for the outreach and long-range planning we do in the neighborhood, the City only provides about $50,000 annually, which is about 50% of KFNA’s annual operating budget. Let’s be frank. $50,000 is not enough money to employ two part-time staff, maintain an office and communication channels via websites, e-mail (like this one!), and social media, pay for insurance, accounting services, and plan and implement numerous projects and events annually.


To continue to do all the work we do in Kingfield Neighborhood, we need your financial support as well. Donations can be made via Give MN page, or visit the Kingfield Neighborhood Association page at http://kingfield.org to learn more about the work we do first, and make a donation from there.

Gifts in of any size are greatly appreciated and put to work in your neighborhood!

Construction of the Seward Coop Friendship store is well underway at 3rd Avenue South and E 38th Street.  Seward recently provided a project update, including an update on project hiring and construction, which is available here.

Seward Open House and Project Office hosted at Sabathani.  Seward will host an open house at Sabathani Community Center, room 103 on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Several co-op managers and staff will be available to answer questions and discuss the project. This display will be open in room 103 until November 28th. After that point the display will move to the “project office” on the second floor of Sabathani. The office will be open to the public during business hours for the duration of the construction schedule.

Co-hosted by Council Members Glidden, Quincy and Palmisano to eceive community feedback 

Mayor Hodges is hosting a community meeting an opportunity for you to learn more about her recommended budget, to provide feedback, and to ask questions you may have.

2015 Budget Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Mayflower Church, 106 E. Diamond Lake Road

For background on the 2015 budget, you can review Council Member Glidden’s budget overview in her October 31 newsletter, or you can go to the City website here. The 2015 proposed budget includes the addition of a city-wide composting program that would be implemented in 2015.

There are two public comment hearings that you can attend to share your thoughts about the proposed budget:

  • Nov. 18 at 6:05 p.m. Room 317 of City Hall
  • Dec. 10 at 6:05 p.m. Room 317 of City Hall (under state law, this is also the date that the city council will adopt the budget, a process that will occur immediately following the public hearing).

Please contact Elizabeth with your thoughts on the budget at (612) 673-2208 or Elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov.

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