The core of our King Park Little Kids Soccer Program is to have a cadre of “parent-coaches”, trained in the teaching games, available for leading on any of 8 to 10 Saturdays from mid-June to mid-August. You don’t have to be there all Saturdays, just the ones you are town. With approximately 15 parent-coaches total available, we have enough coaches available for any given session.  Are you interested in supporting this program?

If so, Please send a note quickly to info@kingfield.org  with a “Yes for King Park Summer Soccer” in the memo line and KFNA will get you more information directly from the Volunteer Coordinator of this program.  The program provides a training session (maybe two different option days this spring) in the games by Sheila McGill, the University of St. Thomas Women’s Soccer Coach, in late May or early June.

What is a Little Free Library?  It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories.  In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. 

Are you a host home to a little free library?  If so, we would love to hear from you!  We are working to plan a fun event to showcase all of the wonderful libraries in the Kingfield Neighborhood, and would be thrilled to include yours!  Send your contact information to Cheryl@Kingfield.org

Online registration NOW Open:  This Summer, Urban Farming Program for Youth, Volleyball, Archery and other cool programming at King Park such as:

Urban Farming– # 39663

Kids ages 6-16 will learn about urban gardening in this hands-on program utilizing the Mosaic Garden at MLK Park.  Dig, plant and care for the vegetables and create your very own feasts from what you grow.  Class will be led by an experience 4-H instructor.  Class supported by KFNA, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, and MN State Horticultural Society.  No cost but need to register online.

Indoor Volleyball Camp– #38947

 

For youth ages 8-13, held one week in June. Effective teamwork and good sportsmanship will also be emphasized. Campers should wear comfortable clothing for movement, tennis shoes, and knee pads (optional).

Archery— #39631

 

Learn the 11 steps to archery success in this exciting new program. Certified instructors will determine student’s dominant eye, teach proper archer form, shot execution, and follow-through. Class will be held indoors following the National Archery in Schools Program regimen taught in over 12,000 schools throughout the country. All participants will qualify for an all parks tournament held August 19th at the Lake Calhoun Archery Range. This program is sponsored by Tips Outdoors Foundation and their partners.

Here is the link to ALL MPRB Summer Activities: Search criteria ‘MLK’, or by activity, or program #.

 

I ATE ButtonBIGGEST NEED: Sign up at www.aliveness.org/ambassador to help welcome and thank diners, hand out the “I ATE” stickers and a chance to enter the prize drawing .  We are still seeking Ambassadors for any of the three meal times at various Kingfield and S. Minneapolis participating restaurants.

  • Take chalk to our Kingfield streets promoting www.diningoutforlife.com on Thursday April 24 #DOLMN
  • Help put up posters or hand out brochures (can be a great family project).

Call Monica at (612) 822-7946 ext. 206 with questions or to sign up.

Last Thursdays @ The Lowbrow with Finnegans and Full Cycle

Thursday March 27, 6-8 PM at The Lowbrow, 4244 Nicollet

The Lowbrow has paired up with Finnegans and Full Cycle on the last Thursday of the month to let neighbors know about these great nonprofits and their missions!

Finnegans Inc., owns the beer brand and is a for profit S Corporation that pays the bills and salaries and then donates all the profits to the Finnegans Community Fund, a 501©3 non-profit.  Over 98% of the funds that land in the Finnegans Community Fund are distributed to our non-profit partners to support hunger alleviation in each state where our product is sold.  In Minnesota, profits go to support the Emergency Foodshelf Network’s Harvest for the Hungry program.

Full Cycle is a non-profit bicycle shop offering quality, refurbished, brand name bikes for sale. They also have a mission to connect with young people experiencing homelessness that are 16-23 years of age. Full Cycle offers six-month paid internships in the bike shop, free bikes by appointment, a youth specific food shelf, and access to Street Outreach workers that can provide an access to resources.

Drop into The Lowbrow this Thursday, meet representatives from both organizations, and Finnegans will even pour you one of their own, on the house, for sitting and chatting with them!

Each year, on the first weekend in August, Metro Paint-A-Thon rallies volunteer teams from corporations, congregations, and civic groups to paint the homes of seniors and people with disabilities.

Metro Paint-A-Thon is a program that helps low-income seniors and people with permanent physical disabilities continue to live independently in their own homes. A volunteer team is matched to scrape, prime and paint the exterior of each eligible home/garage, thereby keeping it well-maintained, beautiful and an asset to the neighborhood.  All of this is done at no cost to the homeowner.

Paint-A-Thon welcomes referrals and accepts applications from all eligible homeowners.  To be considered, completed applications must be received by mid-April.  Selected homeowners are notified by mail in early July of each year.

To qualify, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over the age of 60 or have a permanent physical disability.
  • Own and occupy a single-family home in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington County that needs the exterior painted, but does not need major repairs.
  • The monthly household income cannot exceed 200% of federal poverty level.

For more information, visit Metro Paint-A-Thon’s website: http://paintathon.gmcc.org

Saturday, March 22nd, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale

We’re coming up on the last winter market of the year!  Join us indoors at Bachman’s on Saturday, March 22nd.  You’ll find a variety of local cheeses, meats, canned goods, prepared foods, breakfast / lunch items, and even some fresh produce!  Plus – live music, demos, activities for kids, and beer & wine by the glass. It’s your last chance until we open for the outdoor season on May 18th!  More details at http://www.kingfieldfarmersmarket.org/ 

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