The Aliveness Project is a local community center that serves over 1,600 individuals living with HIV/AIDS each year. Their programs include a meal program, food shelf, integrative therapies, case management and other supportive services. The Otto Bremer Foundation has committed a $200,000 matching grant for the Capital Campaign for their future home at 3808 Nicollet. Your donation today will be doubled and make it possible for them to start their building renovation this summer! You can make a pledge or donation at their website at:, or at the market this Sunday.

Also at the KFNA table this weekend are neighbors Kate Engstrom, biking the Red Ribbon Ride for Team Milkshake, and her neighbor Gia-hue Schendel supporting Team Milkshake.  The Red Ribbon Ride is a 4 day, 300 mile bike ride that benefits eight Minnesota AIDS service organizations, including the Aliveness Project.  Learn more about Team Milkshake and meet members at the market on Sunday where you can also make a donation for their ride.

Friday June 29: 9-6,  Saturday June 30: 9-5,   Sunday July 1: noon-5

4155 Garfield Ave. So. – one block east of Lyndale.

Low prices • 4500+ books, neatly categorized.

All proceeds benefit the campaigns working to oppose the two MN constitutional amendments. Please, no scanners or dealers until Sunday.

For more information, call Betty Tisel at 612-824-5820 or email


On 6/13/12 the KFNA Board approved joining the coalition or organizations, churches, synagogues, governmental bodies, and businesses opposing the two constitutional amendment questions on the November 2012 ballot.

Aldrich Arts Collaborative, 3501 Aldrich Ave. S., is offering “Color to the Max” & “Life in the Creative Dimension”. Mondays in July from 3:00-4:30pm. To learn more or register visit:

Calling all face painters, caricature artists, temp tattoos, massage, clowns & more!  The 3rd annual “46th Street Block Party” on 46th & Grand is Sunday, August 12, 12-6pm. This event is supported by the local businesses at that node including ColorWheel Gallery, Cafe Ena, King’s Wine Bar & Patisserie 46.  This year’s event is a fundraiser to help build a new playground in Martin Luther King Park. We will have a carnival atmosphere with bouncy houses, games, face painting etc. The money raised, Kingfield Neighborhood Association will use towards the new playground. We are looking for creative people to volunteer or give us a good deal to raise money for a great cause & have a fun time too!

To get more information contact Tammy Ortegon at the Colorwheel Gallery at 612.823.5693 between 11 AM and 7 PM Tuesday through Saturday each week, or find and message Tammy via Facebook.

Thursday, June 28 4:30 – 6:30 PM Leonardo’s Basement 4301 Nicollet Minneapolis  55409

Drop by our Minneapolis workshop on Thursday for an Open House to meet with other folks committed to helping young women and men find more opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Invite friends and co-workers who have never visited Leonardo’s eclectic learning environment, make projects and munch on appetizers provided by our fabulous SW Minneapolis restaurants. It’s a party!

Learn about the work of hundreds of individuals, corporations and institutions who comprise the MN STEM Network.

Please register here!

Our Vote Our Future (OVOF) is the statewide ballot initiative campaign to defeat the restrictive photo ID amendment, which will appear on the Minnesota’s November 2012 general election ballot.  Our Vote Our Future is a broad campaign of individuals and organizations from across the state – including rural organizations, non-profits, faith-based organizations and community groups – united against this anti-voter amendment.  Our Vote Our Future will educate and mobilize Minnesota voters to vote NO on the photo ID amendment in order to ensure the voting rights of ALL eligible, law-abiding Minnesota voters aren’t taken away.

For more information please visit their website at


On 6/13/12 the KFNA Board approved joining the coalition or organizations, churches, synagogues, governmental bodies, and businesses opposing the two constitutional amendment questions on the November 2012 ballot.

Congratulations, all Kingfield neighbors–you won the Best of Southwest 2012 award for Best Neighborhood!!

AND congratulations to Kingfield businesses who took top awards in many categories: (*indicates 2011 winner)

Bakery and Dessert Patisserie 46 *
Coffee Shop Anodyne
American Bistro Blackbird *
Breakfast (Tie) Victor’s 1959 Café
Wine Bar Kings *
Salon Haus Salon
See all the categories and winners at the Southwest Journal

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