The Free Super Saturday Program at InnerCity Tennis is 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 link http://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 Coffee, Butter Bakery Cafe, Bull Run Cafe, Curran’s Restaurant and Royal Grounds Coffee, as well as Bruegger’s Bagels! Stop by the tent before or after you vote! 

PROPOSED 2015 MINNEAPOLIS PARK BOARD BUDGET CONTINUES FOCUS ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, SERVICE DELIVERY AND MAINTAINING PARK SYSTEM

Public comment opportunities scheduled Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 10

The Superintendent’s Recommended 2015 Budget for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) focuses on maintaining park services and facilities, strategically addressing financial and operational challenges, improving organizational efficiency and service delivery, and addressing Emerald Ash Borer and other threats to the urban tree canopy.

“The proposed budget includes the General Fund operating budget that reflects a 4 percent property tax increase and focuses on establishing a financially sustainable funding model, supporting ongoing operations, addressing threats to the urban tree canopy, continuing our work on equity across the park system, including racial equity, and implementing organizational changes that will improve efficiency and enhance service delivery. It reflects the MPRB’s commitment to sound financial management and strategic long-term planning,” explained Superintendent Jayne Miller. “It also includes the second year of a special levy dedicated to the removal and replacement of infested and distressed ash trees and replanting of trees lost during storms. The combined levies reflect a 4.9 percent property tax increase over 2014.” Read more

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

Meet the At-Large Candidates for Minneapolis Public School Board!

(Organized by Area C neighborhood associations)

Monday October 20th / 6:30 PM Social, 7:00 PM Forum

MLK Park, Multipurpose Room, 4055 Nicollet Avenue South

(Bus Route #18 + on-street parking + parking lot off of 40th Street)

Four candidates are running to fill two at-large seats on the Minneapolis Public School Board. Area C neighborhoods are partnering to host a forum for neighbors to ask questions related to concerns about our public schools. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014. All neighbors are welcome to attend.

6:30 Coffee, Cookies, and Candidate Conversations

7:00 Community Forum moderated by the League of Women Voters

(Questions submitted and sorted during Social Time and Candidate Introductions)

8:25 Closing Statements

8:30 Adjourn

Questions on the forum should be directed to: Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director, sarah@kingfield.org or 612.823.5980.

Language translation services in Somali and Spanish provided at the meeting by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association. Sound services provided at the meeting by Twin Town Guitars and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, U of M.

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This forum is organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) as part of a joint neighborhood voter-education and registration project called Nicollet Votes (a partnership with the Lyndale, Stevens Square, and Whittier neighborhood associations), with support from the Bryant Neighborhood Organization (BNO), Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA), East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO), Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA), and Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA). Additional partners still pending.

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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!

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