Soccer Fun at MLK Park!KFNA and MLK Park are looking for coaches to help lead the Little Kids Soccer program at M.L. King Park again this summer. You don’t have be there all, or even many, of the 10 week Saturday morning sessions, we’d still love to have you join in the fun and teaching with the games with a soccer ball. We work with 4-year-olds through 12-year-olds, and generally have 50 kids each Saturday. We aim to have a cadre of 15 coaches for the summer, with 8 or 9 of them being at any given Saturday morning session.
The ten weeks of Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 AM, start June 13th and run through August 15th, 2015. You come as often as you can.
We have two training sessions in the little kids games this year. You can come to either one or both sessions. The games are taught by St. Thomas University Women’s Varsity Coach Sheila McGill.
Sunday, May 17th, 7 to 8:30 PM, and/or
Monday, May 18th, 7 to 8:30 PM.
If you can’t coach on the field, but want to help, we need some help also with coordination and organizing for for the program as a whole, and some of the sessions on Saturdays as well.
Let our Volunteer Program Coordinator know if you’re interested with an e-mail at michaeljvanderford@gmail.com.
Thursday April 23, 2015
Green Central Community School 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3416 4th Ave. South
Testing:  Discussion with Q&A / What’s next for Area C Parent Leadership? /General Q&A

light dinner at 5:30 | childcare ages 3 & up | Somali and Spanish interpreters

KFNA has been working with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park, 4-H, and the Hennepin County Master Gardeners to create to create a robust youth eco-eduction program at King Park for years.  This year the program will be even bigger and will feature a partnership between the Park Board and 4-H and will provide programming at a number of park sites this summer!  The partners are seeking qualified staff for this program, a partial description is below and the full description is linked as well.

Position Description: The Outdoor Science and Engineering Adventure Summer Camp Director will plan, lead, and deliver 5 one week long summer camps in a fun, safe, learning environment focusing on science and environmental exploration. Minneapolis Park and Recreation locations include; Martin Luther King Park, Sibley Park, Pershing Park, East Phillips Park, and Van Cleve Park in Minneapolis.

The Camp Director will work in collaboration with a Co-Camp Director with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) to engage Minneapolis youth in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM). Core science curriculum that will be used includes; Explore It and Design It and Environmental Education curriculum: Citizen Science Driven to Discover and others.

This position will begin the week of June 29 and end August 17. The position consists of 30 hours per week and includes 18 hours of direct programming and 12 hours of planning, evaluation, reporting, and administrative tasks.

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Calling all Bikers! Recyclers! And Honey Bee Butterflyers! Join the Kingfield Earth Day Celebration!

Saturday April 25, 9:30 AM – 1 PM!

MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave S

Come bring in the Spring with biking, Seed Bomb making, Electronic Recycling. Permaculture games and Earth Friendly Fun!

We will be showcasing:

  • Tech Dump – on site electronic recycling
  • a Parkwide cleanup,
  • Minneapolis Bike Coalition,
  • Boot Strap Farm,
  • New York Life Financial and
  • the Amazing Seed Swap event!

Since 1995, the City of Minneapolis has been celebrating Earth Day by providing a volunteer experience and environmental education at many of its parks.  This year, MLK Park will continue the tradition, and add a few new ones!  Stop by to pick up some gloves and trash bags so you can help us clean up the park and our neighborhood.

While at the Park, check out information tables and earthy-friendly activities like making a seed bomb, playing a recycling game, and learning how to help our friends, the pollinators.  Be sure to bring your unwanted seeds for a great seed swap, and your old cell phones and chargers for on-site cell phone recycling by TechDump.  Learn how to use the City’s 311 application and win a free high-efficiency/energy saving light bulb (good for the planet AND your budget).  There will be presentations and information from Marianna Padilla’s Organic Gardening, Bootstrap Urban Farm, Minneapolis Bike Coalition, Sister’s Camelot, and New York Life.  Check out our Facebook page for more details about planned activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591892167731677/

We are still seeking some day-of volunteers; can you help? Just contact Cheryl at Cheryl@kingfield.org !

The Kingfield Neighborhood is looking for coaches to help lead the Little Kids Soccer Program at M.L. King Park again this summer.  We work with 4-year-olds through 12-year-olds, and generally have 50 kids each Saturday.  The ten weeks of Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 AM, start June 13th and run through August 15th, 2015. 

We have two training sessions for the coaches and helpers; you can come to either one or both sessions. The information is presented by St. Thomas University Women’s Varsity Coach Sheila McGill.
Sunday, May 17th, 7 to 8:30 PM, and/or
Monday, May 18th, 7 to 8:30 PM.

Even if you can’t be there for all of the 10-week Saturday morning sessions, we’d still love to have you join in the fun and teaching with the games with a soccer ball.  We aim to have a cadre of 15 coaches for the summer, with 8 or 9 of them being at any given Saturday morning session.  If you can’t coach on the field, but want to help, we need some help also with coordination and organizing for the program as a whole, and some of the sessions on Saturdays as well.

If you are interested, please contact Michael at michaeljvanderford@gmail.com or call him at 612/296-9647.

 

10997501_923056197729299_4167860218936470712_nSunday March 22, 2-5 PM

3754 Pleasant, Center for Performing Arts

Suggested $5 donation per family—dj’d music dance extravaganza—targeted at kids and families ages 2-12 (although younger, and older, also welcome!)

Organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association as an outgrowth of communaLAB at the HOP. Read more about the HOP, communaLAB, and the connection between the social and emotional well-being in our community in a recent Southwest Journal article here!

IMG_0778Sun Street BreadsPatisserie 46Bruegger’s BagelsGrand CafeRoyal Grounds Coffee and Rustica Bakery are all doing what they do best and BAKIN’ IT UP for Kingfield Empty Bowls tonight, 4-8 PM at MLK Park!

All proceeds go to Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative ‘s affordable housing site Nicollet Square that houses 42 youth in our neighborhood!

See you at tonight’s Kingfield Empty Bowls 2015 event! Questions?  Contact Kingfield Neighborhood Association at info@kingfield.org.

 

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