Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for their annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (4055 Nicollet Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55409).

The celebration will be emceed by Chad Jackson, Senior Account Executive with the Minnesota Twins. Tony Sanneh, CEO/Executive Director of the Sanneh Foundation and retired professional soccer player, recognized as U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame Finalist, will give a keynote presentation.  The celebration will also feature a tribute to Dr. King as well as performances from the Zacc Harris Trio and Ashley DuBose, a past contestant on the NBC hit television Show “The Voice”.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Refreshments will be available following the program. For more information, please visit www.minneapolisparks.org or call 612-230-6400.

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for their annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (4055 Nicollet Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55409).
The celebration will be emceed by Chad Jackson, Senior Account Executive with the Minnesota Twins. Tony Sanneh, CEO/Executive Director of the Sanneh Foundation and retired professional soccer player, recognized as U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame Finalist, will give a keynote presentation.
The celebration will also feature a tribute to Dr. King as well as performances from the Zacc Harris Trio and Ashley DuBose, a past contestant on the NBC hit television Show “The Voice.”
The MPRB will present its “Living the Dream” award to Charles E. Mays for his dedication and commitment to our community. The “Living the Dream” award honors an individual, business, or community group who has demonstrated dedication and distinguished service to the MPRB and the lives of Minneapolis residents.
The celebration will also mark the conclusion of the sixth annual “Feeding the Dream” Food Drive. Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at their local MPRB Recreation Center through January 19.
The community service project was initiated in the fall of 2009 and since then more than 9,000 pounds of donations have been collected. This year, all donations will go to the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Refreshments will be available following the program. For more information, please visit www.minneapolisparks.org or call 612-230-6400.

KFNALogoWelcome 2015!  Get the latest news on all things “Kingfield” in the latest newsletter.  This edition is being mailed to all Kingfield homes and property owners right now, but if you cannot wait, you can also read it here!

http://kingfield.org/newsletter/

Be sure to also sign-up to receive the free, weekly Kingfield eNews, courtesy of KFNA.  the link to register is on the lefthand side of the website!

Paint-a-Bowl for Kingfield Empty Bowls 2014!

Paint-a-Bowl for Kingfield Empty Bowls!

Paint-a-Bowl for Kingfield Empty Bowls (follow these links to the FaceBook events!)

January 10, 1-3 PM, MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet

Local artists have created some beautiful ceramic bowls for our Kingfield Empty Bowls 2015 Event (coming on 2/5/15!) but we need your help…come and paint a bowl that will be given away at this event to serve as a reminder of our many neighbors that are in need of food and shelter!

Supplies are provided, we just need YOU to be the painter! No prior experience necessary! Donations accepted at the event and contributed to the overarching Empty Bowls event which is a fundraiser for Nicollet Square!

Recommended for ages 6 and up; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Full details are here!

The Free Super Saturday Program atInnerCity Tennisis a fantastic way to spend time as a family. The Saturday Program will start up again this Saturday December 6th. Level 1 (age 3-6) and Level 2 (age7-10) starts at 3:00 and ends at 4:30. Level 3 (age 11-13) and Level 4 (age 14-18) starts at 4:30 and ends at 6:00. For more information click on the linkhttp://innercitytennis.org/youth/super-saturdays

Volunteer as a family and help coach hundreds of young children through the Kidspeed Stations. Please sign up here if you want to volunteer as a family.http://innercitytennis.org/volunteer

This will be the perfect opportunity to checkout the new bubbles if you haven’t seen them! (Hint Hint!)

A state law passed in 2014 requires transit providers to provide free rides on fixed-route service on Election Day this year.  The law also provides funding for agencies to cover the free rides. 

Free rides are available on the following services:
• Metro Transit buses
• All METRO Lines
• Northstar
• All Suburban providers
• Metropolitan Council buses.
NOTE: The free-ride offer is not available on Dial-A-Ride or Metro Mobility.

Free rides on buses will be available from the beginning to the end of the Nov. 4th service day (12:01AM to Midnight). Fare boxes on buses will have a cover placed over them that notes the customer of the free rides.

The bus overhead sign will read: “Vote Nov. 4″

Free rides on rail will be available from 3 a.m., November 4 through 3 a.m. November 5. Ticket vending machines will be disabled and the main screen will display the free ride message. Nov. 5. Rail card readers will either be disabled or will have a cover placed over them that notes the customer of the free rides.

Customers do not need to show or do anything to get a free ride this day.

A GREAT day to give transit a try AND get to the polls!

Nicollet-Votes-Logo-SingleKFNA will be at the park all day Tuesday celebrating the conclusion of Nicollet Votes which had accomplished the following two weeks ago (meaning our number are even higher now!):

  • 75 volunteers shifts,
  • 1361 doors knocked,
  • 455 conversations,
  • 25 voters registered.

KFNA will be located north of the park building under the blue tent next to the roaring bonfire, chatting with voters and providing free coffee and treats donated by our fabulous local cafes. Be sure to stop by on your way to, or from the polls!

This event is supported with delicious coffee and treats by our independently owned cafes including Five Watt CoffeeButter Bakery CafeBull Run CafeCurran’s Restaurant and Royal Grounds Coffee, as well as Bruegger’s Bagels! Stop by the tent before or after you vote! 

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