Seedling@body.JPG4310 Nicollet, Sunday September 28, 8:30 AM – 1 PM

Stop by the KFNA Table at the Farmers Market this weekend and find out how you can reduce your waste by participating in a residential organics drop-off!  The City’s Division of Solid Waste & Recycling in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is expanding residential organics drop-offs to other areas of the City.  Pearl Park and the City’s South Transfer Station and Van Cleve Park (UMN) are already open and drop-offs at Whittier Park, Audubon Park, and Armatage Park will be opening soon!

Get your questions answered on how to set up a collection system in your home, what materials are accepted, how a residential drop-off is different than composting in your backyard, how participating may be able to save you money, and more!

Stop by on Sunday or visit www.minneapolismn.gov/organics for more information!

This fall, Kingfield Neighborhood Association is partnering with Whittier, Lyndale and Stevens Square neighborhoods on a project called Nicollet Votes. The goal of the project is to get people excited to vote and register un-registered voters. We’re doing it because in past non-presidential elections like this upcoming one, up to 7,000 voters in our neighborhoods haven’t made it to the polls.

If Voter Education & Registration is an issue that interests you, we would love to have you join us for any event over the next 8 weeks. We doorknock in each of the four neighborhoods once per week; the next date in Kingfield is tonight, Sept 15, from 6- 8 PM. To sign-up for this date or view future dates visit this link, or contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson at info@kingfield.org .

This project is a great opportunity for us to get to know our neighbors and have some important conversations with them about our democracy, our values, and the kind of community we want to live.

September 22, 6-8 PM, at Solomon’s Porch, 100 West 46th Street

Homebasers, plan to join us Monday evening, September 22 at Solomon’s Porch, 100 West 46th Street, to mingle, market, and celebrate the success of one of our own, as well as to crack a champagne bottle against the side of the church for inaugural launching of a new Kingfield co-work space! Kingfield neighbor, Jason Montgomery, attended the first Kingfield Homebased event in January 2013, and he received such resounding support for his idea to build a pizza oven truck that he felt both inspired and supported in following his dream.

By July 2014, Tru Pizza was launched!

Come share a slice at this special Kingfield Homebased Event; cost for Kingfield folks is $10 per person and $15 for folks from adjoining neighborhoods. The link to register is on the left-hand side of the page at kingfield.org.

You can also tour the Work Lounge, Solomon’s latest business venture to create a creative, casual, community work space to support local home based professionals! More info on Work Lounge can be found at https://www.facebook.com/workloungempls.

 

circle_nicolletStop by the KFNA Table at the Kingfield Farmers Market this Sunday, September 7 and Check-out the Activity Map for Nicollet Open Streets.  We aren’t joking when we say Nicollet is going to be hopping next Sunday! 

 Also, Apple Bake Off!!

Calling all bakers and tasters, this Sunday is the annual Apple Bake Off! There is still time to participate, visit the Market website for entry forms and rules. Critics Choice and People’s Choice winners will both take home a $50 gift certificate to The Lowbrow. Tasters, come to the farmers market at 10:30 am and vote on the best apple creation!

Read it here, if yours hasn’t arrived in your mailbox yet, or follow this link:

http://kingfield.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/KFNANewsFall14_Final.pdf

 

We expect thousands of people to wheel, walk, coast, and ride down Nicollet Avenue between noon and 5 PM on Sept. 14 and experience our city from a new perspective. There are many different ways to be involved and to be a part of the collective effort, from monitoring the street, helping keep the street clean, engaging community members, and giving out information, there is something for everyone. Volunteer with a friend! Volunteer as a family! As a volunteer you’ll get one of the coolest t-shirts around and be a part of this amazing event.

Click here to learn more and sign up for a shift! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_zBRkLpT5TaZWM37qJVRsIdC_Rt3n5l5VxMEMBBypck/viewform

Saturday, August 23, 11AM- 4PM

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

Join your friends and neighbors at the 3rd annual park event to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s free celebration will include musical entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors and the unveiling of the Beloved Community Project. Years in the making, the project includes a paved walkway, granite benches and landscaping around the Freedom Form II sculpture and a plaque marking its significance in the park.

The Beloved Community Project was a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Legacy Council, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, and Chicago Fire Arts, partially funded by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.  Read more

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