Online registration NOW Open:  This Summer, Urban Farming Program for Youth, Volleyball, Archery and other cool programming at King Park such as:

Urban Farming– # 39663

Kids ages 6-16 will learn about urban gardening in this hands-on program utilizing the Mosaic Garden at MLK Park.  Dig, plant and care for the vegetables and create your very own feasts from what you grow.  Class will be led by an experience 4-H instructor.  Class supported by KFNA, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, and MN State Horticultural Society.  No cost but need to register online.

Indoor Volleyball Camp– #38947


For youth ages 8-13, held one week in June. Effective teamwork and good sportsmanship will also be emphasized. Campers should wear comfortable clothing for movement, tennis shoes, and knee pads (optional).

Archery— #39631


Learn the 11 steps to archery success in this exciting new program. Certified instructors will determine student’s dominant eye, teach proper archer form, shot execution, and follow-through. Class will be held indoors following the National Archery in Schools Program regimen taught in over 12,000 schools throughout the country. All participants will qualify for an all parks tournament held August 19th at the Lake Calhoun Archery Range. This program is sponsored by Tips Outdoors Foundation and their partners.

Here is the link to ALL MPRB Summer Activities: Search criteria ‘MLK’, or by activity, or program #.


I ATE ButtonBIGGEST NEED: Sign up at to help welcome and thank diners, hand out the “I ATE” stickers and a chance to enter the prize drawing .  We are still seeking Ambassadors for any of the three meal times at various Kingfield and S. Minneapolis participating restaurants.

  • Take chalk to our Kingfield streets promoting on Thursday April 24 #DOLMN
  • Help put up posters or hand out brochures (can be a great family project).

Call Monica at (612) 822-7946 ext. 206 with questions or to sign up.

Please leave us a message at if you have questions regarding anything in the neighborhood and we’ll get back to you after April 8th!

Lake Country School ( seeks part-time extended day (3:30-5:30pm) staff from 4/7/14 – 6/6/14 (excluding school breaks). Qualified candidates will be welcoming, responsible, flexible, and will love working with and meeting the needs of children (ages 6-14) in a busy respectful/relaxed setting.

Competitive wage and collegial work environment. Send cover letter/resume to Paulette Zoe, Lake Country School, 3755 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409 or

Effective 10 a.m. tomorrow, March 27, Minneapolis is lifting the Winter Parking Restrictions.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board [MPRB] is working to understand the best aspects of options 1A and 4 and develop a revised design that can be embraced by the community. To help us better understand the community perspectives on the two options, individuals are being asked to complete a survey by March 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm.

The survey is designed to gather information related to critical design objectives of the play equipment, including how well it will hold the interest of users, it integrates the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King and African American History theme into the design, and it meets the community’s playground needs.

The survey is available online ( and at the park building.

Images of the playground designs they are looking at are below.

Playground Design #1 A and 1 B ElementaryArea


Playground Design #4: school age Playground #4: Elementary Age Playground #4: InterpretivePanels

Last Thursdays @ The Lowbrow with Finnegans and Full Cycle

Thursday March 27, 6-8 PM at The Lowbrow, 4244 Nicollet

The Lowbrow has paired up with Finnegans and Full Cycle on the last Thursday of the month to let neighbors know about these great nonprofits and their missions!

Finnegans Inc., owns the beer brand and is a for profit S Corporation that pays the bills and salaries and then donates all the profits to the Finnegans Community Fund, a 501©3 non-profit.  Over 98% of the funds that land in the Finnegans Community Fund are distributed to our non-profit partners to support hunger alleviation in each state where our product is sold.  In Minnesota, profits go to support the Emergency Foodshelf Network’s Harvest for the Hungry program.

Full Cycle is a non-profit bicycle shop offering quality, refurbished, brand name bikes for sale. They also have a mission to connect with young people experiencing homelessness that are 16-23 years of age. Full Cycle offers six-month paid internships in the bike shop, free bikes by appointment, a youth specific food shelf, and access to Street Outreach workers that can provide an access to resources.

Drop into The Lowbrow this Thursday, meet representatives from both organizations, and Finnegans will even pour you one of their own, on the house, for sitting and chatting with them!

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