Start saving your Organic Waste Now…Residential Organics Drop-Off is Coming to MLK Park on May 12th!

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Organizing Workshop Tuesday May 12, 6-7:30 PM

MLK Park Multipurpose room, 4055 Nicollet

(Bring your organic waste with you and leave it on site!)

RSVP your intent to attend to sarah@kingfield.org!

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, is proud to announce the opening of a residential organics drop-off at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. On May 12th, from 6 – 7:30 PM, an educational meeting/workshop will be held at the park for residents to learn more about the drop-off and the citywide organics recycling program. Bring your questions for the city’s recycling coordinator who will be present, and bring your organics, as the new drop-off carts will be on site for the meeting!

Residential organics include all food waste (including food you shouldn’t compost in a backyard bin), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds and filters, cotton swabs, dryer lint, and popsicle sticks. Yard waste and pet waste are not accepted. Residents must drop off their organic materials in a compostable bag (made of paper or certified compostable plastic). Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax-coated boxes do not need to be bagged.

The drop-off will be open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost. For the first several weeks, the drop-off will have designated hours (Tuesdays evenings and Saturday mornings) when volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents using the drop-off.

For more information on the MLK Park drop-off or other residential organics drop-offs and the citywide organics recycling program roll-out

Play Ball! Kingfield Adult Softball Starts May 7!

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Warm-up starts about 6:30 PM

MLK Park Field 3

Bring your glove and drop-in each Thursday and play! Teams are picked new each week. Join the Facebook Group for updates and weekly team photos!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfieldsoftball/

Lake Country School’s Annual Plant Sale

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Thursday May 7 & Friday May 8, 8 AM to 6 PM

3755 Pleasant Ave S

You can purchase organically grown, herbicide free annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets. Many of the plants are grown by LCS students and staff at the Lake Country Land School. Sale location is in the west parking lot off of Pleasant Avenue.

KINGFIELD BLOCK WALKERS MAY DATES 5/2015

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We are going to try to get the Kingfield Block Walker program up and running and need your help! We are planning on having 4 walks in May and are hoping that you can be available for at least one of them. We have tried to pick different days of the week, different times of days, and different locations, in hopes that at least one of these will fit anyone’s schedule!

Please let us know which walk you would like to sign-up for. If none of these work for you, would you be so kind as to let us know why. We are really trying to make this program work, and can use your help figuring out why it hasn’t been working so far.

So here’s what we have:
Tuesday, May 12th 6-7pm, Butter Bakery Cafe (37th and Nicollet) http://butterbakerycafe.com

Wednesday, May 13th 8:30-9:30am, Royal Grounds (4161 Grand Ave)
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalGroundsCoffee

Thursday, May 21st 1:30-2:30pm, Bruegger’s Bagels (4554 Nicollet Ave)
https://www.brueggers.com

Saturday, May 23rd 10-11am, MLK Park (4055 Nicollet Ave)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martin-Luther-King-Park/164836643598616?viewer_id=0

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN JOIN US BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO CHERYL@KINGFIELD.ORG – PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP, BECAUSE IF WE DO NOT HAVE AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE PARTICIPATING, I WILL HAVE TO CANCEL A WALK.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Cheryl@Kingfield.org

More information about the Kingfield Block Walkers can be found here.

Seniors, Ask a Nurse about Brain Health!

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Tuesday, May 5, 1 pm, Southwest Senior Center, 3612 Bryant Avenue S

Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, RN, an assistant professor at the University of MN’s School of Nursing, will answer your questions about brain health.

In addition to the program listed above, the center offers 10 exercise classes per week, social work services, adult day program, senior dining, computer lab, educational and wellness programs.  For more information, call Mary Ann Schoenberger at 612-822-3194.

Have You Made Your Reservation to go Dining Out for Life on Thursday?!

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I ATE ButtonDining Out for Life!

Dine Out to Do Good!

Thursday April 30!

Dining Out for Life benefits The Aliveness Project. Founded in 1985, the Aliveness Project is a local nonprofit organization and community center located in Kingfield neighborhood providing on-site meals, food shelf options, integrative therapies, and vital services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS throughout Minnesota. 75% of our members live in poverty and depend on us for daily meals.

Many Kingfield and other local restaurants support this organization and participate in this event. Visit here to see the full list of over 200 participating restaurants! Or just walk around the neighborhood and spend your day eating at all your favorite Kingfield places including Blackbird, Butter Bakery Café, Café Ena, Curran’s Restaurant, Corner Table, Grand Café, Hola Arepa, Kyatchi, The Lowbrow, Pat’s Tap, Rincon 38, and Victor’s 1959 Café!

There’s still time for you to volunteer to serve as an Ambassador for Dining Out For Life. Sign up at: http://www.aliveness.org/2015-dining-out-life%C2%AE-ambassador-sign-form

Three Plots Remaining in the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden

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Kingfield's Pleasant GardenLast chance! KFNA has 3 plots still available in the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden; must email Cheryl@kingfield.org to grab one before 5 PM on 4/29/15!

If you have questions or want to submit an application and payment contact Cheryl@kingfield.org! Please note, there is a mandatory organizing garden meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday April 29 for all gardeners; extra garden plots will be offered to current gardeners at this meeting, so act now!

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