Flip the Calendar and Save the Date!

Monday December 1, 8:30 AM

Bull Run Café (formerly Anodyne), 4301 Nicollet

Start the week (and the month!) out right! Join other homebased Kingfield professionals, self-employed or telecommuters, for coffee, conversation, and networking.

Please RSVP to scott@kingfield.org if you can join us so we can ask the café owner to save us a spot!

1454761_1494092984187356_3091744921954191011_nWhat is Plaid Friday Twin Cities?

Plaid Friday is a network of local, independent businesses joining together to support small retail stores during the holiday shopping season. Here’s their plan: Stay home with your family on Thanksgiving, forget about long lines in cold big box store parking lots, dress up in plaid, & shop local on Black Friday. Get great deals on cool stuff & have fun!

More info here:

‪#‎PlaidFridayTwinCities

http://www.buylocaltwincities.com/

Join Butter Bakery Cafe for Plaid Friday and show your neighborhood pride and support local businesses on one of the biggest retail days of the year. In appreciation, Butter will offer a special gift and half price coffee and tea to anyone wearing plaid. Our holiday tea lovers gift package will also be on sale, featuring tea from locally owned TeaSource.

Visit the  ColorWheel Gallery on NOV 28th, 12:00-7:00pm for a sneak peek of All Our Holiday Treasures. Enjoy Hot Cider & Cookies and remember if you wear PLAID you will Receive 10% off your Entire Purchase!

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Refusing to shop at all on Friday? Be sure to consider spending your hard-earned cash the next day on “Small Business Saturday”, at local small, businesses, of course!

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!

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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!

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