Mondays, 6:15-7:15 pm
CFPA, 3754 Pleasant Ave S

Dance, move your entire body and empower your mind with Nia with instructor, Beth Giles. Nia is a body, mind and spirit fitness practice. Nia combines the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to foster physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Nia is for all fitness levels, every BODY, no prior dance experience is necessary. One student explains the benefits she’s found from practicing Nia: “I’ve developed strength, endurance and expression; I’ve let go of my inhibitions about being “clumsy” and instead find that I can be graceful, and I can relax and release tension.”

We move in bare feet, shoes are optional. Wear comfortable clothes for moving, bring a water bottle.

$12 to drop in, no pre-registration required. Discounted class packages are available.

Beth Giles, Nia White Belt Instructor /

Tuesdays 7-7:45pm, July 15th – 29th
Center for Performing Arts (Sunroom Studio)

What better way to celebrate summer fun than a community dance class! Eight C is offering a 3 week session to get your kid off the couch and exploring basic hip hop movements to kid-friendly beats. While we’re flexible on age range, this class will appeal to a 5-10 year old audience.

A $25 advance registration is required for the session. Parents are welcome (and encouraged) to join in the fun at no additional cost. Space is limited.

Register at: under “Eight C Kids”.

Questions? Email us at or visit us at

TigerLion Arts’ next production is Nature – a walking play performed in the beautiful surroundings of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Performances are September 12 through October 12.

seeks a community chorus
Want to be part of the show? We’re creating a chorus to sing, move and play as a community that surrounds the story and represents, both physically and sonically, the many levels and manifestations of the natural world. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in ensemble-based theater and choral voice work, as well as to rehearse and perform in the lush environment of the arboretum.

No prior experience or formal training is required. For full details and schedules, see a full description here or on our website. If you have further questions, join us at our information session on Sunday July 26, 1pm-3pm, at the Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Av, Minneapolis, or email

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seward Community Co-operative will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new South Minneapolis store, to be located at the corner of 38th Street and 3rd Avenue. The special event will include notable guest speakers, live music, and, of course, delicious food for attendees. More info. Read more

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is holding a public hearing for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Playground concept plan. The hearing will be held on July 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the 2nd floor board room of MPRB Headquarter at 2117 West River Road in Minneapolis. The draft concept plan and play equipment designs are the result of an extensive community engagement process that included more than 150 individuals, including more than 60 youth. A guiding design theme for the concept and play equipment is celebrating and honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and African American history. An artist team worked with the community, MPRB staff and design consultants to bring this theme into the playground design.

“I am thankful to everyone that participated in the planning for the new playground and look forward to celebrating with the community its opening in 2015,” said Commissioner Brad Bourn, 6th Park District.

The development of the concept plan included six community meetings, events in the park, community surveys and public consultations at Sabathani Community Center and Kingfield’s Farmer’s Market. Spanish interpreters were provided, as needed, at community meetings and at the Sabathani Community Center consultations. In addition, postcards, surveys and flyers were developed in English and Spanish. Individuals have also been able to track the project through regular email updates, mailings and online information. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Council and Kingfield Neighborhood Organization assisted with notification and community engagement throughout the development of the concept design.

All those attending the public hearing will have an opportunity to review the plans and share their comments with the Planning Committee of the MPRB Board of Commissioners. If you are interested in speaking, you may sign up until 6:25 pm. on the day of the hearing. If you require language translation or other accommodations, please call 612-230-6472 at least two business days prior to the hearing.

Learn more about the project, view the concept plans or make a donation towards the playground on the

  • project’s web page

    Nature Nuts Play Group #39201
    Wednesdays, July 15 – August 6 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet
    Ages: 3 – 5
    Fee: Free
    Come with your little ones to play in and explore nature with other families. Each day will be different, from digging in the dirt to chasing grasshoppers! We’ll be outside every day so dress for the weather and prepare to get a little messy. Parent/Child Program (age 5 and under).

    Fishing Camp #39074
    July 14 – July 17
    Grades: 3-6
    Fee: Resident $20.00 / Non-Resident $37.50
    River fishing camp leaves from MLK Park and occurs at the Mississippi River.

    Jazzmobile Project #40424
    July 16, 3:00pm (All Ages)
    The Mobile Jazz Project strives to utilize Jazz music, its derivatives, history, art, media and technology as a means to promote learning, communication and self-expression. The Mobile Jazz Project is designed to provide free concerts and a safe and diverse forum for civic engagement and cultural enlightenment for all ages and nationalities.

    Register for programs at:

    Tickets and maps for the 6th Annual Kingfield Neighborhood Garden Tour will be available tonight beginning at 5:30pm at 4444 Garfield Ave S. Join us as we explore the wonderful gardens in our neighborhood, and end with a celebration at the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden. Tickets are $10.

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