Vegetables being chopped, meat being seared, soup beginning to simmer, bread being baked, sugar being spun…and friends texting and calling friends to make plans for dinner tonight at MLK Park. The sounds and smells of activity and excitement…
The neighborhood is busy getting ready for Kingfield Empty Bowls Tonight!
A huge shout our to our restaurant partners who sustain us today at our Community Center…and many, many other days each year in their own spaces. Today they donate their time and talents to support youth in our community who have experienced homelessness and reside at Nicollet Square, a project of Beacon Interfaith.
Bring your neighbors, bring your family, bring your checkbook/cash/creditcards and join KFNA at MLK Park from 4-8 PM tonight, Thursday February 6!
Thanks go to: Butter Bakery Cafe, The Lowbrow, Cafe Ena, Patisserie 46, Baker’s Field Flour & Bread, Nighthawks, Kyatchi, Apoy, Seward Co-op Friendship Store, Curran’s, Gigi’s, Pat’s Tap, La Fresca, Clancey’s Meat & Fish, Lake Country School, Breadsmith, Sun Street Breads, and Victor’s 1959 Cafe!
Thank you to Fuller Recreation Center and Blaisdell YMCA, our pottery throwdown and paint-a-bowl partners! Interested in learning how to throw? Fuller has both how-to classes AND affordable open studio times with both daytime and evening options. Check them out if you are looking for some help learning…or want to get your hands back into the clay.
At Kingfield Empty Bowls we also work really hard to maintain connections with local schools and the artists that they are nurturing. This year art teachers from South High and St. Paul Academy worked with their students as part of the pottery curriculum, as did the professors from Augsburg.
We also receive donated pottery from many local artists, both associated with local studios and independently. This year we were given bowls from artists at Northern Clay, Fired Up, Dock 6, Edina Art Center, Minneapolis Clay Collective, Grey Fox Pottery, as well as Kingfield’s own Urban Crow Arts.
We appreciate the generosity of the many artists at all these locations!
The latest edition of the paper, jam packed with winter (and few peaks at spring) happenings is now online.
Be sure to read it with your calendar next to you so you can reserve the date for a bunch of favorite community happenings (Kingfield Empty Bowls, Feb. 6 and KFNA Annual Meeting, Mar. 18) as well as some fun new traditions (Winter FunFest Sledding, Jan. 25 and Community Maple Sap Tap and Pancake Breakfast, March 23)!
The paper version will be arriving at homes this week, thanks to our local bulk mail center and amazing postal carriers. As well to our production team, Kingfield neighbors Martha Brennecke (editor) and Brenda Johnson (graphic design). Thanks to all that put in the effort to get our news out to the entire community. Speaking of which, we are looking for people interested in writing stories and taking photos for this super-local quarterly news publication…if this is you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Give to Max Day Thursday November 14, so we Ask that You Consider Donating to KFNA, Your Most Local Nonprofit!
There are so many things to love about Kingfield…a great park, a hopping weekly market, delicious homegrown food cooked up by local restaurant owners, plus (and here is where KFNA comes in!) a jumble of engaging and creative events, meetings, and activities designed to keep you informed and get you engaged with your community.
And this “community” isn’t something that just happens, it is something that Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA), your local nonprofit, works really hard to create. Why? Because we believe that now, more than ever, taking time to grow connections and foster community can make a foundational change to not only our neighborhood but also in our city and country. Also, by building a welcoming, inclusive, open and caring community we will have a positive impact on our current and future neighbors.
Learn more about what KFNA does and consider making a donation to your local nonprofit organization here. Thank you!