Nicollet-Votes-Logo-SingleIt’s getting down to the wire–the Election is Coming and YOU Can Help Increase Voter Turnout by Participating in Nicollet Votes, A Project Targeted at Increasing Voter turnout in South Minneapolis

The final doorknocking date in Kingfield is Saturday November 1, 11 AM-1:30 PM. To sign-up visit this link.

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. 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.  Read more about the project in the recent edition of the Southwest Journal.

Questions? Contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson atinfo@kingfield.org or 612.823.5980.

FIRE

Friday, October 24th 6:30pm at MLK Park

Our annual fall bonfire will celebrate the great work by neighborhood Block Leads!  The bonfire starts at 6:30pm on the north side of the recreation center near the Mosaic Garden – free s’mores and apple cider for all!  Plus, our fabulous storyteller will be making a return visit to share a spooky story around the bonfire for young and old!

–organized by KFNA and supported in partnership with MLK Park

 

Beans

Beans

The Kingfield Community Garden Group is a project of the nonprofit Kingfield Neighborhood Associationwhose mission is to create a network of gardens and access to fresh food throughout the neighborhood in south Minneapolis. “Community gardens work because people take mutual ownership of a space and are brought together because of it,” says Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Kingfield Neighborhood Association executive director. Read more!

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!

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