April 19, 6:30 PM, reception 7:15 / Film Start, Solomon’s Porch
Suggested donation $5 per person or $15 per family
Many Kingfield residents have to think hard to remember the time when there was no Kingfield Farmers’ Market in the neighborhood—before the bustling market filled their weekly need for both fresh produce and spontaneous community connections. But before it all began, there were Don Roberts and Joni Cash, longtime 1st Avenue Kingfield residents and a pair with a dream of selling fresh vegetables in their own community. In 2000, Don approached the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, explained his vision, and KFNA asked how we could help make it a reality. Don and Joni’s tables outside Anodyne— with the support of owner Teresa Lien—were the roots of what we now know as the Kingfield Farmers’ Market! Read more
RescueWire, a nonprofit focused on providing resources and education to rescues, shelters, and volunteers, is holding their first annual Wellness Clinic taking place Saturday, May 19 at Whittier Community Center in Minneapolis. The goal of the Clinic is to provide free and low-cost veterinary care to Minneapolis residents who might otherwise be unable to either spay/neuter their animals or keep them up to date on vaccines. We also hope to have Minneapolis Animal Care and Control on site to sell Minneapolis animal licenses.
The clinic will feature pre-qualified spay and neuter surgeries provided by Kindest Cut at no cost to the pet owner. In addition to spay/neuter surgeries for qualified applicants, the Wellness Clinic will feature low-cost veterinary services such as:
*vaccinations (rabies, distemper & bordetella) $10 each *microchipping (price TBD) *QR dog tags $15 *nail clipping $10 *pet first-aid kits $15
Minneapolis residents can request their appointments at this link: http://www.kindestcutmn.com/make-appointment/upcoming-dates
The Wellness Clinic will be:
Saturday, May 19th, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Whittier Rec Center, 425 26th Street West
You can also link to our event notice at: http://www.rescuewire.org/?q=node/34
On April 13, the City Council approved “Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past,” as the next One Minneapolis One Read book. The community read will launch in Fall 2012.
Concert is Sunday, April 22, 7 pm at Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 4101 Harriet. Suggested donation is $15.
Judson Church presents an evening of organ, brass and piano with Jim ten Bensel and Bill Chouinard. Chouinard is longtime organist and music coordinator at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and has appeared on national radio broadcasts at the Fitzgerald’s Wurlitzer theater organ, on “Pipedreams”, with the Minnesota Orchestra and touring as a guest organ soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. ten Bensel is founder and director of the Minneapolis Trombone Choir and teaches at MacPhail. He has performed with numerous orchestras and toured with Henry Mancini and Stan Kenton. Music will feature a variety of styles on organ, brass and piano.
April 27, 6-8 PM & April 28, 1-3 PM
MLK Park (indoors)
Addtional Weekend painting dates will be coming in May too!
Thanks to a graffiti prevention grant from the City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling, the Kingfield Neighborhood will be seeing a new mural begin on the sound wall of 40th Street and Stevens Avenue. The mural will be painted and then installed on the section just north of the pedestrian bridge and will serve as a gateway into the neighborhood. Kingfield is excited to welcome lead artists Greta McLain and Silvia Ibáñz to our community!
A series of painting workshops will be held inside Dr. Martin Luther King Park Rec Center this spring, with some teen-focused dates and other dates open to the larger community. The first dates are: Teen painting workshops, April 27, 6-8 PM and Community painting workshops, April 28, 1-3 PM. You do not need to RSVP—just plan to attend!
Meet the artists and review the mural design at the Kingfield Annual Meeting on Monday April 16 at 6:30 PM, AND at the Earth Day Clean-up on Saturday April 21, 11-12 PM. Come get inspired to create art! An unveiling party will be scheduled for later in the summer—stay tuned to the Kingfield eNews for details! If you aren’t on the eNews mailing list, sign up at www.kingfield.org
Looking for some fun, challenging, engaging summer activities for your school-age kids? Youth Performance Company, an award-winning Minneapolis theatre company, is holding Summer 2012 classes in South Minneapolis! We’ll be at Watershed High School, on the corner of East 46th Street and 4th Avenue South, just two blocks from the the 46th Street exit off 35W. We have full-day workshops and half-day classes in drama, musical theatre, dance, improv, and more for students grades K-12.
Check out our class offerings online at www.youthperformanceco.org! (New this year: before & after care!) Discount offer: 10% off for Kingfield residents. Call our office to register for class (612-623-9180 x102) and mention the Kingfield neighborhood for a 10% discount on classes. Offer ends May 1st.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association
April 11, 2012 7 PM– MLK Park
7:00 Call to Order and Welcome
7:05 First Order of Buisness
Seating of an Alternate as a Board Member due to Resignation by Board Member Chris Sur
7:10 Community Forum
–Betty Tisel, neighbor: Betty Tisel, Kingfield resident, and organizer, “Kingfield Votes No” regarding two constitutional amendment questions on their November ballot:
1. Marriage restriction amendment (a.k.a. definition of marriage)
2. Voter suppression amendment (a.k.a. Photo ID)
7:20 Monthly Reports
- Committee and Project Workplans and Budgets
- Annual Meeting Planning: pre- and meeting tasks
- Soundwall Mural /Gateway Entrance –Victoria Pena
- Blaisdell Community Garden Land Bank—Linnes-Robinson
8:15 Committees, Task Force and Project Reports, as needed:
- Redevelopment Committee
- Green Committee
- Community Gardens
- Graffiti Grant for Soundwall Gateway
- Newsletter Committee
- Youth and Schools Committee
- Crime Prevention and Safety (CPaS) Committee
- Event Committee
- 40th & Lyndale TF
- Transportation Projects
- BRT /46th Street