Dining Out For Life, Thursday, April 24th All Day at Various Restaurants!

Now in its 20th year, Dining Out For Life raises money for The Aliveness Project—an organization that serves Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS. It’s simple—you eat at a participating restaurant, and a percentage of that day’s sales benefit The Aliveness Project. Look for Dining Out For Life Ambassadors in red aprons to welcome and thank you (and give you red “I ATE” stickers!) Reservations are strongly recommended—especially for dinner.

These Kingfield restaurants are generously participating in Dining Out For Life 2014:


RESTAURANT                     DONATION         MEALS

Blackbird Café                   40%                        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Alcohol Sales Included)

Café Ena                              35%                        Dinner (Alcohol Sales Included)

Grand Café                         35%                        Lunch, Dinner (Alcohol Sales Included)

The Lowbrow                    35%                        Lunch, Dinner

Rincon 38                             35%                        Dinner

Victor’s 1959 Café            35%                        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Anodyne                             25%                        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Corner Table             25%                        Dinner (Alcohol Sales Included)

Curran’s                               25%                        Dinner (Alcohol Sales Included)

Butter Bakery & Café     20%                        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kyatchi                                 20%                        Dinner

Starting tonight, Shake It Up the Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Avenue South! Thursday evening Zumba classes starts on April 24th 6:15-7:15 p.m. The first class is FREE! After that individual sessions are $10 each and a series of 7 is $35–check it out!

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.

*As of April 22 a few Ambassador spots in and near Kingfield are still wanting to be filled!  Contact Monica today and spend a few hours greeting happy eaters in your own neighborhood!

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 #.


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!

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