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 Neighborhood serves as host to over 20 little libraries, special places where you can “take a book, leave a book” and enjoy the treasures waiting to be discovered!
Pick up your map at the Kingfield Farmers Market and travel the streets of Kingfield discovering each unique library along the way. Be sure to stop by the following libraries, where their special caretakers (known officially as Stewards) will be on hand to answer questions about their library:
Tina Falkner – 3614 1st Ave S
Paul & Karen Metty – 3836 Grand
Jamie Perez – 4054 Blaisdell
Craig Wiester – 4101 Harriet (Judson Church)
Say hello to our newest library (just completed yesterday) at 4205 Garfield to welcome them to the neighborhood!
Grab a cup of coffee at Royal Grounds and check out their library at 4161 Grand.
Visit the little library at the Colorwheel Gallery, 319 W. 46th Street. The owner, Tammy Ortegon, will be providing fall refreshments and make your own bird feeder!

Can’t join us Sunday? Here is a link to the map of current libraries in Kingfield: Kingfield Little Libraries

Join us this Sunday, 10/19, at the Kingfield Farmers Market (4310 Nicollet Ave S) to pick up your map of the adorable free libraries in the Kingfield Neighborhood. The self-guided tour is from 1-3pm.

At the end of the tour, complete the form and drop it off at ColorWheel Gallery (319 W. 46th) for your chance to win your very own Little Free Library, donated by the kind folks that created LittleFreeLibrary.org!

Can’t make the tour? Stop by the KFNA table and purchase a $2 scavenger hunt form – after finding the items, bring the form back to the KFNA table and you will be entered into the drawing.

Winner of the newest Kingfield LFL will be drawn on Sunday, October 26th at noon at the Kingfield Farmers Market!

Minneapolis’ journey towards Community Power took a big step forward on Monday as the Minneapolis City Council Health, Environment, and Community Engagement Committee voted to authorize a shorter franchise agreement and form the Clean Energy Partnership. The partnership will give the City shared decision-making power over the city’s energy future. The City-Utility Partnership is expected to pass the full City Council vote on October 17th.

Attend a potluck dinner at 6:00 PM and a community discussion at 6:30 PM on either:

Monday October 20th at 4200 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis or

Tuesday October 21st at 3519 23rd Ave S Minneapolis

Minneapolis community members have been organizing for the last two years for greater local control and benefit over our energy system. These events will be a great opportunity to learn about what has been accomplished and the opportunities ahead as the city of Minneapolis begins an innovative, first in the nation city-utility partnership.

Please RSVP at this website: http://www.communitypowermn.org/events_calendar

Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Armatage Neighborhood Association are proud to announce the opening of residential organics drop-offs at Armatage Park.  The drop-off will be open beginning on Tuesday October 14, 2014 and operating Tuesdays and Saturdays as follows:

  • Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Residential organics include all food waste (including food items that you should not compost in a backyard bin such as meat, bones and dairy), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds, 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 (either paper or certified compostable plastic).  Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax coated boxes do not need to be bagged.

The drop-off is open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost.  For the first six weeks to two months, the drop-off will have the following designated delivery times when volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents that will be used to help craft the message for the future city-wide organics collection program. If you want to serve as a volunteer,  contact Kellie Kish at

Kellie Kish │ Recycling Coordinator │ City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste & Recycling

Office: 612.673.3536 │ Email: kellie.kish@minneapolismn.gov

For more information on what can, and cannot be composted vista the City’s organics webpages for more information on all of the Residential Organics Drop-Offs in the City:www.minneapolismn.gov/organics

Kingfield Seniors–need some help moving those leaves off your yard this Saturday Oct. 11? Volunteers from Faith Free Lutheran are willing to come help you out. Just contact FFL’s Volunteer Coordinator Josiah at josiahdn@gmail.com

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